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Herbert Covington BONNER

(1891-1965)

BONNER, Herbert Covington, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C., May 16, 1891; graduated from Graham School, Warrenton, N.C.; United States Army during World War I; salesman; farmer; secretary to United States Representative Lindsay C. Warren, 1924-1940; elected simultaneously as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Lindsay C. Warren; reelected to the Seventy-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (November 5, 1940-November 7, 1965); chair, Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives in Congress (Seventy-ninth Congress); chair, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-ninth Congresses); died on November 7, 1965, in Washington, D.C.; interment in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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