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Edward Wester CREAL

(1883-1943)

CREAL, Edward Wester, a Representative from Kentucky; born in a log house near Mount Sherman, Larue County, Ky., November 20, 1883; attended the public schools of Hart and Larue Counties, Ky.; taught school for nine years in Larue County and between teaching terms attended Southern Normal School at Bowling Green, Ky., and East Lynn College at Buffalo, Ky.; was graduated from the law department of Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1906; was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Hodgenville, Ky., in 1910; county superintendent of schools of Larue County, Ky., 1910-1918; county attorney 1918-1928; Commonwealth attorney 1929-1936; owner and publisher of a weekly newspaper in Hodgenville, Ky., from 1918 until the time of his death; member of the Democratic State executive committee 1924-1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Cap R. Carden; reelected to the Seventy-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from November 5, 1935, until his death in Hodgenville, Ky., on October 13, 1943; interment in Red Hill Cemetery.

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

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