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Donald Claude DOBBINS

(1878-1943)

DOBBINS, Donald Claude, a Representative from Illinois; born on a farm near Dewey, Champaign County, Ill., March 20, 1878; attended the public schools, the University of Illinois at Urbana, Dixon (Ill.) Business College, and George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; taught school 1896-1899; stenographer and correspondent 1900-1906; United States post office inspector 1906-1909; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1909 and commenced practice in Champaign, Ill.; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Philadelphia in 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); was not a candidate for renomination in 1936; resumed the practice of law; died in Champaign, Ill., February 14, 1943; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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

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