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Jesse Martin COMBS

(1889-1953)

COMBS, Jesse Martin, a Representative from Texas; born in Center, Shelby County, Tex., July 7, 1889; attended the public schools; was graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers’ College in 1912; was admitted to the bar in 1918 and commenced practice in Kountze, Tex.; county judge of Hardin County, Tex., in 1919 and 1920; district judge of the seventy-fifth district 1923-1925; associate justice of the ninth court of civil appeals 1933-1943; member and president of the board of trustees of South Park Schools 1926-1940; president of the board of trustees of Lamar College 1940-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952; returned to Beaumont, Tex., where he died August 21, 1953; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.

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

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