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and former Bremerton city treasurer; married Della Loder of Seattle, 1920; long time member of Masons, Elks, Eagles, I. 0. O. F., American Legion, and V. F. W.; elected November 5, 1946, to Eightieth Congress, defeating his Democratic opponent, Hugh DeLacy, by 49,134 votes, the largest total vote and the highest percentage of votes ever given a candidate for Congress in this district to date.

SECOND DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Clallam, Island, Jefferson, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whats

com. KING COUNTY: Precincts of Avondale, Bothell 1 and 2, Broadview, Foy, Greenwood, Haller Lake, Hollywood,

Juanita, Kenmore, Lake City, Lake Forest, Maple Leaf, Meadow Point, Morningside, North Park, North Trunk, Oak Lake, Ravenna, Richmond, Woodinville, and Woodland. Popu. lation (1940), 269,757.

HENRY MARTIN JACKSON, Democrat, of Everett, Wash., was born in Everett, Wash., May 31, 1912; attended the Everett public schools and graduated from the Everett High School; attended Stanford University; LL. B., University of Washington Law School, 1935; after being admitted to the bar in 1935, became associated in the practice of law with the law firm of Black & Rucker; elected prosecuting attorney of Snohomish County in 1938; affiliated with the Masons, American Legion, Èlks, Eagles, S. F. A., Sons of Norway, Delta Chi and Phi Delta Phi fraternities; member of the Washington State Bar Association; unmarried; elected to the Seventy-seventh, Seventy-eight, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses; secretary of the House Democratic Steering Committee; member of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; served as advisor to American delegation to International Maritime Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, November 1945; was elected president of International Maritime Conference held in Seattle in June 1946; member of House Appropriations Committee.

THIRD DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania,

Thurston, and Wahkiakum (9 counties). Population (1940), 258,301. RUSSELL V. MACK, Republican, of Hoquiam, Wash.; born June 13, 1891, in Hillman, Mich., resident of Grays Harbor County, Wash., since 1895; after attending Stanford University and University of Washington, joined the staff of the Aberdeen Daily World in 1913, and in 1920 became business manager of the paper; owner and publisher of the Hoquiam Washingtonian since 1934; past chancellor Knights of Pythias, past president of the Washington State Elks Association, former president of Northwest Rivers and Harbors Congress, and past post commander of the American Legion; served as a corporal of Field Artillery, Thirteenth Division during First World War; married; elected to Eightieth Congress at special election June 7, 1947.

FOURTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Grant,

Kittitas, Klickitat, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima (12 counties). Population (1940), 244,908. HAL HOLMES, Republican, of Ellensburg, Wash.; born February 22, 1902; attended the public schools of Washington; was graduated from Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash., with bachelor of science degree, doctor of laws degree, honorary, and from Columbia University, New York City, with master of arts degree; former professor of economics and business, dean of men, head of department of social studies at Central Washington College of Education; interested in livestock ranching and operations; married to Margaret Coffin Holmes; member of Grange, Farm Bureau, and Phi Beta Kappa; past northwest district governor of Kiwanis; elected on November 3, 1942, to the Seventy-eighth Congress; reelected on November 7, 1944, to the Seventy-ninth Congress; reelected on November 5, 1946, to the Eightieth Congress.

FIFTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane,

and Stevens (8 counties). Population (1940), 274,754.

WALT HORAN, Republican, of Wenatchee, Wash.; born in Wenatchee, Wash., October 15, 1898, son of Margaret (Rankin) and Michael Horan; attended the grade and high schools in Wenatchee until enlisting in the United States Navy, April 5, 1917; was graduated from Wenatchee High School and the State College of Washington; engaged in fruit growing, packing, storing, and shipping; married classmate, Helen Campbell; five children-Kaye, Michael, Scott, Harold, and Walt, Jr.; Presbyterian, Mason, Granger, American Legionnaire, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Sigma Delta Chi; elected to the Seventy-eighth Congress on November 3, 1942; reelected to Seventy-ninth and Eightieth Congresses.

SIXTH DISTRICT.-COUNTY OT PIERCE, KING COUNTY: All that part not included in districts 1 and 2.

Population (1940), 275,782. THOR C. TOLLEFSON, Republican, of Tacoma, Wash., was born in Perley, Minn., May 2, 1901, and moved to Tacoma, Wash., at the age of 11; attended the public schools of that city, graduating from Lincoln High School, graduated from University of Washington Law School, member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, and Phi Delta Phi honorary legal fraternity; elected Pierce County Prosecutor in 1938; reelected in 1942; member of numerous fraternal and civic organizations including the Shrine, Moose, Elks, Eagles, Sons of Norway, Kiwanis, etc.; member of the Central Lutheran Church of Tacoma, married and the father of three daughters; elected to the Eightieth Congress in 1946.

(Population (1940), 1,901,974)

SENATORS HARLEY MARTIN KILGORE, Democrat, of Beckley, W. Va.; born in Brown, W. Va., January 11, 1893; educated in the public schools; was graduated from West Virginia University in 1914, with degree of LL. B.; attorney at law; served as judge of criminal court, Raleigh County, W. Va., January 1, 1933, until elected to the United States Senate; during the World War served in the United States Army, May 15, 1917, to March 13, 1920; member of the West Virginia National Guard, October 26, 1921, to December 31, 1940; member Masonic lodge, Elks, Moose, and American Legion, and Delta Tau Delta fraternity; married Lois E. Lilly, of Bluefield, W. Va., two children-Robert Martin and Mrs. Albert T. Young, Jr.; elected to the United States Senate November 5, 1940, for the term ending January 3, 1947, reelected November 5, 1946, to the United States Senate for term ending January 3, 1953.

CHAPMAN REVERCOMB, Republican, of Charleston, W. Va.; born at Covington, Va., July 20, 1895, son of George Anderson and Elizabeth (Chapman) Revercomb; educated in the public schools, at Washington and Lee University, and at the University of Virginia; degree of LL. B. from University of Virginia; former member editorial board of Virginia Law Review; enlisted in the United States Army in 1917 and served for the duration of the First World War; moved to Charleston, W. Va., in 1922, where he has since continued in the general practice of law; member of the law firm of Hodges, Revercomb & Price, American Bar Association, West Virginia Bar Association, Charleston Bar Association; member of Presbyterian Church, the American Legion, Elks, and Moose; former member of the Republican State Committee; chairman of the State Judicial Convention of 1936; married Miss Sara Hughes of Ashland, Va., in 1925; they have four children-William, George, Anne, and James; elected to the United States Senate on November 3, 1942, for the term ending January 3, 1949.


FIRST DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Brooke, Hancock, Marion, Marshall, Ohio, Taylor, and Wetzel (7

counties). Population (1940), 281,333.

FRANCIS JOHNSON LOVE, Republican, of Wheeling, W. Va.;_born at Cadiz, Ohio, January 23, 1901; graduate of Cadiz High School, 1919; A. B. degree from Bethany College, West Virginia, 1924; LL. B. degree from West Virginia University, 1932; widower; one child, Sally, age 6; principal Warwood High School, Wheeling, 1926–29; practiced law in Wheeling for 14 years; elected to the Eightieth Congress on November 5, 1946. SECOND DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Barbour, Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral,

Monongalia, Morgan, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph, Tucker, and Webster (15 counties). Population (1940), 297,167.

MELVIN CLAUDE SNYDER, Republican, of Kingwood, W. Va., was born October 29, 1898, at Albright, Preston County, W. Va., son of Allison and Laura Jenkins Snyder; educated in the public schools of Preston County, W. Va.; graduated from West Virginia University with the degree of LL. B.; married Mabel Wilma Price of Morgantown, W. Va. in 1925; three children, Melvin, Jr., Melita, and Laurella; Baptist; engaged in the practice of law; enlisted in the United States Army in 1918 and served for the duration of the First World War; entered West Virginia National Guard 1927, served until inducted into the Regular Army January 6, 1941, discharged January 30, 1946, with the rank of colonel, awarded Legion of Merit for distinguished service; elected mayor of Kingwood; elected prosecuting attorney of Preston County for four successive terms; Alaska director of Surplus Property for Division of Territories and Island Possessions, Department of Interior; Mason, Knights of Pythias, Moose, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rotarian, Theta Chi and Phi Delta Phi fraternities; elected to the Eightieth Congress on November 5, 1946.

THIRD DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis,

Nicholas, Ritchie, and Upshur (11 counties). Population (1940), 315,917. EDWARD G. ROHRBOUGH, Republican, of Glenville, W. Va.; born at Buckhannon, W. Va.; educated in the public schools; West Virginia Wesleyan College; Allegheny College (A. B.); Harvard University (A. M.); later studied at University of Chicago; married Lilian Martin Hartman, of Harrisville, W. Va.; has one son, Edward G. Rohrbough, Jr.; instructor, West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia University; vice president of Fairmont State College; president for many years of Glenville State College; director of Glenville Banking & Trust Co.; chairman, Gilmer County Council of Defense, World War I; and chairman, County Rationing Board, World War II; Methodist, Mason, Rotarian, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; elected to Seventy-eighth and Eightieth Congresses.

FOURTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Cabell, Jackson, Lincoln, Mason, Pleasants, Putnam, Roane, Tyler,

Wayne, Wirt, and Wood (11 counties). Population (1940), 323,202. HUBERT SUMMERS ELLIS, Republican, of Huntington, W. Va.; born in Hurricane, Putnam County, W. Va., July 6, 1887, the son of John Franklin and Grace (Shank) Ellis; attended the public schools and Marshall College; engaged in general insurance business since 1920; married Florine McKee Edgell; served 2 years in Army during World War I; 20 months in France with One Hundred and Fiftieth Field Artillery, Forty-second Division; department commander, American Legion, 1933–34; member, B. P. 0. Elks, Masons, Methodist Church; elected to the Seventy-eighth Congress on November 3, 1942; reelected to the Seventy-ninth and Eightieth Congresses.

FIFTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Summers, and Wyo

ming (7 counties). Population (1940), 305,725.

JOHN KEE, Democrat, of Bluefield, W. Va., was born at Glenville, Gilmer County, W. Va., August 22, 1874, the son of Jasper N. and Louisa Campbell Kee; educated at Glenville State Normal School and at the law school of the West Virginia University; lawyer; assistant counsel of the Virginian Railway, 1902–10; in professional practice at Bluefield, 1910–16; special legal work in Mexico, 191618; engaged since in practice of profession at Bluefield; member of the State senate, 1923–27; married; one son, James Kee, and one daughter, Frances Kee; nominated for Congress on the Democratic ticket in May 1932, and elected to the Seventy-third Congress at the ensuing general election; renominated and reelected to each succeeding Congress, including the Eightieth; member of Christ Episcopal Church, Bluefield; honorary member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; member of Knights of Pythias, Phi Sigma Kappa college fraternity, and life member, Moose and Elks; member, the Kiwanis Club; member of Committee on Foreign Affairs.

SIXTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Boone, Kanawba, Logan, and Raleigb (4 counties). Population (1940)


ERLAND HAROLD HEDRICK, Democrat, of Beckley, W. Va.; born at Barn, Mercer County, W. Va., August 9, 1894; attended the grammar schools of Beckley, W. Va., and Beckley Institute; was graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md., with an M. D. degree in June 1917; after graduation served in the United States Army Medical Corps as a first lieutenant for 18 months; following discharge from the Army has since engaged in the practice of medicine in Beckley, W. Va.; married Myrtle Adelle Wade, of Nashville, Tenn.; served as medical examiner for the Veterans' Administration from 1919 to 1944; city health officer and county health officer at various times during the past 15 years; is vice president and director of the Raleigh County Bank of Beckley; coowner of an ice cream factory and also interested in theater and real estate business; was superintendent of Pinecrest Tuberculosis Sanitarium 1943 and 1944; vice president of the Corrinne Coal & Land Co. of Beckley; coowner of Guyan Utilities Co. of Beckley; member of American Legion, Moose Lodge, American Medical Association, and Raleigh County Medical Association and was president of the latter association in 1932; elected to the Seventy-ninth Congress November 7, 1944, with a majority of approximately 24,000 in the Sixth District of West Virginia over his opponent; reelected to Eightieth Congress 1947 by a substantial majority.


(Population (1940) 3,137,687)

SENATORS ALEXANDER WILEY, Republican, of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; born in that city on May 26, 1884; received education at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minn., and University of Michigan; LL. B., University of Wisconsin, 1907; married May Jenkins, of Chippewa Falls; four children, Elisabeth, Marshall, Rosemary, and Winifred; small town banker, businessman, lawyer, operator of dairy farm for 30 years; served as school board member, president of Chamber of Commerce, governor of Wisconsin-Upper-Michigan District of Kiwanis; only public office held previously was that of district attorney for Chippewa County, 1909–15; elected to the United States Senate, November 8, 1938, for the term ending January 3, 1945; reelected November 7, 1944, for term ending January 1951; official representative of United States Government at the Interparliamentary Union Conference in Oslo, Norway, in September 1939 and the British Empire Parliamentary Conference in Bermuda in June 1946; chairman, Senate Committee on the Judiciary; member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

JOSEPH R. McCARTHY, Republican, of Appleton, Wis.; born in Grand Chute, Outagamie County, November 14, 1909; attended the Underhill country school; worked on a farm and later started a chicken farm of his own; at the age of 19 went to Manawa to work in a grocery store; enrolled in Little Wolf High School while working in store and also usher at the theater in the evenings, completing a 4-year course in 1 year; entered Marquette University Engineering College in the fall of 1930 but later transferred to the law school and graduated in 1935 with LL. B. degree; practiced law in Waupaca until February 1936, when he went to Shawano to work in a law office; elected circuit judge of Wisconsin in 1939 and in 1945 was reelected without opposition while serving in the Marine Corps; in 1944 was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination to the United States Senate; in June of 1942 applied for enlistment in Marine Corps as buck private and was later commissioned; was assigned to marine aviation as a ground officer, and later qualified as a tail gunner and had 17 official missions in the South Pacific, participating in strikes over Rabaul, Kahili, Buka, Munda, Balalae, and other Jap airfields; served 30 months of active duty; elected to the United States Senate in 1946 for the term ending January 3, 1953.


FIRST DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Green, Kenosha, Racine, Rock, and Walworth (5 counties). Population

(1940), 293,974. LAWRENCE H. SMITH, Republican, of Racine, Wis.; educated in the public schools of Racine, State Teachers College, and Marquette University, Law School, Milwaukee (LL.'B., 1923); served as first lieutenant, Infantry, Thirty-second Division, during First World War; department commander, Wisconsin Department, American Legion; national executive committeeman, American Legion; national child welfare chairman, American Legion; president, Racine County Bar Association; director, Y. M. C. A., Racine; president, Racine Lions Club; member House Foreign Affairs Committee; married Eleanor Rowley, of Racine; three children, Betty, Alice, and John; elected to the Seventy-seventh Congress at a special election held on August 29, 1941; reelected to the Seventy-eighth, Seventyninth, and Eightieth Congresses.

SECOND DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, and Waukesha (5 counties).

Population (1940), 319,069.

GLENN R. DAVIS, Republican, Waukesha, Wis.; born October 28, 1914; was graduated from Mukwonago High School in 1930, and from Platteville State Teachers' College in 1934; taught at Cottage Grove and Waupun high schools 4 years; received law degree from University of Wisconsin in 1940, resigned from Wisconsin State Legislature to enlist in Navy after Pearl Harbor; served 342 years in Pacific; discharged as lieutenant (s. g.) with nine battle stars and Presidential citation; married Dr. Kathryn McFarlane of Waukesha November 29, 1942; one child, Kathleen Ann; Methodist, thirty-second degree Mason, V. F. W., American Legion, Kiwanis; member of law firm of Love & Davis, Waukesha; named by United States Junior Chamber of Commerce as one of ten outstanding young men in America for 1947.

THIRD DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Judeau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Rich.

land, Sauk, and Vernon (10 counties). Population (1940), 290,719. WILLIAM HENRY STEVENSON, Republican, of La Crosse, Wis.; born in Kenosha, Wis., September 23, 1892; his father, Maj. John Stevenson, was an Indian scout, and a close associate of Gen. Charles King, and an associate and friend of Buffalo Bill Cody; Major Stevenson located at La Crosse, Wis., in 1894, where his son, “Bill” Stevenson, peddled papers during his grade and high school days, and cut cordwood with a bucksaw to earn expenses to put himself through school; graduated from the Teachers College, La Crosse, Wis., in 1912, the University of Wisconsin, at Madison, in 1919, and received the degree of LL. B. from the Law School of the University of Wisconsin in January 1920; admitted to practice law before Federal Courts and the United States Supreme Court; married Miss Lulu Belle Bucklin, of Onalaska, Wis., in 1914; has one daughter, Phyllis Belle; worked his way through the law college and university after his marriage; taught in the high schools of Holmen and Neillsville, Wis., and Madison (Wis.) Central High School; member of the Phi Alpha Delta, law fraternity; took over the law office of Judge Levi H. Bancroft, at Richland Center, Wis., in 1920; appointed circuit court commissioner and divorce counsel of Richland County in 1922; elected district attorney of Richland County, Wis., in 1924; moved to La Crosse, Wis., in 1930; associated with A. H, Schubert in the practice of law; elected district attorney of La Crosse County, Wis., in 1934; reelected in 1936 and 1938, which office he held until elected to Congress; elected to the Seventy-seventh Congress on November 5, 1940; reelected to Seventy-eighth Congress on November 3, 1942; reelected to Seventy-ninth Congress on November 7, 1944, receiving 74,092 votes to 26,978 votes for his Democratic opponent, which was the largest total vote and the highest percentage of votes ever given a candidate for Congress in this district to date; reelected to the Eightieth Congress with a majority of 64,544 votes on November 5, 1946.

FOURTH DISTRICT.-MILWAUKEE COUNTY: City of Milwaukee, wards 3, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 23, 24,

and 27; cities of Cudahy, South Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, and West Allis, towns of Franklin, Greenfield, Lake, Oak Creek, and Wauwatosa, and villages of West Milwaukee and Greendale. Population (1940), 375,418. JOHN C. BROPHY, Republican, of Milwaukee, Wis.; born October 8, 1901, at Eagle, Wis.; alderman in the city of Milwaukee for 774 years, from April 1939 to December 1946; enlisted in the United States Navy August 1919; honorably discharged May 1921; married Marie Pechauer October 18, 1924; no children; elected to the Eightieth Congress on November 5, 1946.

FIFTH DISTRICT.-MILWAUKEE COUNTY: City of Milwaukee, wards 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20,

21, 22, 25, and 26, towns of Granville and Milwaukee, and villages of Fox Point, River Hills, Shorewood, and Whitefish Bay. Population (1940), 391,467.

CHARLES J. KERSTEN, Republican, of Milwaukee, Wis., born May 26, 1902, in Chicago, Ill., son of Charles H. Kersten and Nora Gillespie Kersten; graduate of Marquette University College of Law, Milwaukee, Wis., LL. B.; practicing lawyer in Milwaukee, Wis., since 1928; first assistant district attorney of Milwaukee County, 1937–43; spent year of travel and study in Europe and Near East, 1925–26; married Miss Mary Edith McKinnon, of Antigo, Wis.; one daughter, Mary Callista, and four sons, Edmund Campion, George Patrick, Kenan John, and Kevin; elected to the Eightieth Congress on November 5, 1946.

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