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John Lloyd DORSEY, Jr.

(1891-1960)

DORSEY, John Lloyd, Jr., a Representative from Kentucky; born in Henderson, Ky., August 10, 1891; educated in the public schools and at Bethel College, Russellville, Ky.; was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1912; studied law at Centre College; was admitted to the bar in 1913 and commenced practice in Henderson, Ky.; served as a private in Headquarters Company, One Hundred and Fifty-ninth Depot Brigade, in 1918; executive Democratic committeeman 1920-1924; city attorney of Henderson in 1926 and 1930; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of David H. Kincheloe and served from November 4, 1930, to March 3, 1931; was not a candidate for election to the Seventy-second Congress in 1930; resumed the practice of law; again served as city attorney of Henderson in 1936 and 1937; continued the practice of law until his death in Henderson, Ky., March 22, 1960; interment in Fernwood Cemetery.

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

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