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Kit Francis CLARDY

(1892-1961)

CLARDY, Kit Francis, a Representative from Michigan; born in Butler, Bates County, Mo., June 17, 1892; moved with his family to Kansas City and then to a farm near Liberty, Mo., in 1907; attended schools in Butler, Kansas City, and Liberty, Mo., and the William Jewel College, Liberty, Mo.; was graduated from the University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor in 1925; admitted to the bar in 1925 and practiced in Ionia, Mich., 1925-1927; assistant attorney general, State of Michigan, 1927-1931; member and chairman of the Michigan Public Utilities commission 1931-1934; reentered private practice of law in 1934; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third Congress (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1955); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; in 1956 moved to Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., where he died September 5, 1961; interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.

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

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