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Robert Ashton EVERETT

(1915-1969)

EVERETT, Robert Ashton, a Representative from Tennessee; born on a farm near Union City, Obion County, Tenn., February 24, 1915; attended the public schools in Obion County; was graduated from Murray (Ky.) State College in 1936; elected a member of Obion County Court in 1936 and in 1938 was elected circuit court clerk of Obion County; served in the United States Army 1942-1945; administrative assistant to Senator Tom Stewart 1945-1949; administrative assistant to Gov. Gordon Browning 1950-1952; executive secretary of Tennessee County Services Association 1954-1958; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jere Cooper; reelected to the Eighty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses; served from February 1, 1958, until his death in Nashville, Tenn., January 26, 1969; interment in East View Cemetery, Union City, Tenn.

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

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