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John James DUNCAN

(1919-1988)

DUNCAN, John James, (father of John James Duncan, Jr.), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Huntsville, Scott County, Tenn., March 24, 1919; attended the public schools in Huntsville, Tenn.; B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., 1942; L.L.B., Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., 1947; United States Army, 1942-1945; lawyer, private practice; assistant attorney general, Knoxville, Tenn., 1947-1956, and law director, 1956-1959; mayor, Knoxville, Tenn., 1959-1965; State commander, American Legion, 1954; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1960, 1968 and 1984; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-June 21, 1988); died on June 21, 1988, in Knoxville, Tenn.

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

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