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Harold Dunbar COOLEY

(1897-1974)

COOLEY, Harold Dunbar, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Nashville, Nash County, N.C., July 26, 1897; attended the public schools; attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.; graduated from Yale University Law School, New Haven, Conn.; lawyer, private practice; United States Naval Aviation Flying Corps, 1918; delegate, Interparliamentary Conferences held at Cairo, Egypt, 1947 and at Rome, Italy, 1948 and served as president of the American group for two four-year terms; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Edward W. Pou; reelected to the sixteen succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on December 30, 1966 (July 7, 1934-December 30, 1966); chair, Committee on Agriculture (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses and Eighty-fourth through Eighty-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninetieth Congress in 1966; died on January 15, 1974, in Wilson, N.C.; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Nashville, N.C.

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

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