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Joe Henry EAGLE

(1870-1963)

EAGLE, Joe Henry, a Representative from Texas; born in Tompkinsville, Monroe County, Ky., January 23, 1870; was graduated from the local high school in 1883 and obtained a teacher’s certificate in 1884; was also graduated from Burritt College, Spencer, Tenn., in 1887; moved to Texas; taught school 1887-1893 and served as superintendent of the city schools of Vernon, Tex., 1889-1891; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Wichita Falls, Tex.; city attorney of Wichita Falls in 1894 and 1895; moved to Houston in 1895 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1921); was not a candidate for renomination in 1920; elected on January 28, 1933, to both the Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses to fill the vacancies caused by the death of Daniel E. Garrett, who had been reelected in 1932; reelected to the Seventy-fourth Congress and served from January 28, 1933, to January 3, 1937; was not a candidate for renomination in 1936, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator; resumed the practice of his profession; was a resident of Houston, Tex., until his death January 10, 1963; interment in Forest Park (Lawndale) Cemetery.

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

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