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Oliver Harlan CROSS

(1868-1960)

CROSS, Oliver Harlan, a Representative from Texas; born in Eutaw, Greene County, Ala., July 13, 1868; attended the public schools and was graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1891; teacher in the public schools at Union Springs, Ala., in 1891 and 1892; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Deming, N.Mex.; moved to McGregor, Tex., in 1894 and continued the practice of law; served as city attorney of McGregor in 1895 and 1896; moved to Waco, Tex., in 1896 and continued the practice of law; assistant attorney of McLennan County 1898-1902; member of the State house of representatives in 1900; district attorney of McLennan County 1902-1906; retired from law practice in 1917 and assumed agricultural pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1929-January 3, 1937); was not a candidate for renomination in 1936; engaged in agricultural pursuits and in real-estate activities; died in Waco, Tex., April 24, 1960; interment in Hearne Cemetery, Hearne, Tex.

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

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