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Paul Harvey CUNNINGHAM

(1890-1961)

CUNNINGHAM, Paul Harvey, a Representative from Iowa; born on a farm in Indiana County, near Kent, Pa., June 15, 1890; attended the public schools; was graduated from State Teachers College, Indiana, Pa., in 1911, from the literary department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1914, and from its law department in 1915; was admitted to the bar in 1915 and commenced practice in Grand Rapids, Mich.; during the First World War served as a first lieutenant of Infantry 1917-1919; moved to Des Moines, Iowa, in 1919 and continued the practice of law; member of the Iowa National Guard 1920-1923; member of the State house of representatives 1933-1937; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died at his summer home on Gull Lake, Brainerd, Minn., July 16, 1961; interment in Masonic Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.

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

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