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John Calvin BOX

(1871-1941)

BOX, John Calvin, a Representative from Texas; born near Crockett, Houston County, Tex., March 28, 1871; attended the country schools, and Alexander Collegiate Institute (later Lon Morris College), Kilgore, Tex.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Lufkin, Tex.; moved to Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Tex., in 1897 and continued the practice of his profession; also a licensed Methodist minister; judge of the Cherokee County Court 1898-1901; mayor of Jacksonville 1902-1905; member of the Democratic State committee 1908-1910; member of the board of education and served as chairman 1913-1918; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1930; resumed the practice of law in Jacksonville, Tex., until his death there May 17, 1941; interment in the City Cemetery.

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

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