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Merwin COAD

(1924- )

COAD, Merwin, a Representative from Iowa; born in Cawker City, Mitchell County, Kans., September 28, 1924; in 1932 moved with his parents to a farm near Auburn, Nebr.; graduated from high school in Auburn, Nebr., in 1941; student at Peru (Nebr.) State Teachers College in 1941 and 1942, and Phillips University, Enid, Okla., 1942-1944; graduated from Texas Christian University at Fort Worth in 1945; also studied at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa; ordained to the ministry of Disciples of Christ Church, Boone, Iowa, in 1945; associate minister St. Joseph, Mo., in 1948 and 1949; minister at Lenox, Iowa, 1949-1951, and Boone, Iowa, 1951-1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth and reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; engaged in residential and commercial construction; is a resident of Washington, D.C., and Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

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

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