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Wynne F. CLOUSE

(1883-1944)

CLOUSE, Wynne F., a Representative from Tennessee; born in Goffton, near Cookeville, Putnam County, Tenn., August 29, 1883; attended the public schools; was graduated from Cleveland Hill Academy, Pleasant Hill, Tenn., in 1898 and from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1911; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1911 and commenced practice in Cookeville, Tenn., in 1912; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1916 and 1924; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law in the city of Nashville; was appointed receiver of the Tennessee Central Railroad Co.; served as special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States in 1924; appointed referee in bankruptcy for the Nashville division of the middle district of Tennessee and served until his resignation in January 1940; died in Franklin, Tenn., February 19, 1944; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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

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