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Newell Adolphus GEORGE

(1904-1992)

GEORGE, Newell Adolphus, a Representative from Kansas; born in Kansas City, Mo., September 24, 1904; attended public schools, Kansas City, Kans., Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Mo., Park College, Parkville, Mo., and University of Kansas City School of Law; graduated from National University, Washington, D.C., in 1935; was admitted to the District of Columbia bar in 1935 and to the Kansas bar in 1941; commenced the practice of law in Kansas City, Kans.; member of the staff of United States Senator George McGill of Kansas in 1933 and 1934; regional attorney, Bureau of Employment Security, 1941-1945, and Federal Security Agency 1947-1953; chief legal counsel, Regional War Manpower Commission, during the Second World War; first assistant Wyandotte County attorney 1953-1958; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; appointed United States attorney for the district of Kansas March 28, 1961, and served until June 20, 1968; was a resident of Kansas City, Kans., until his death on October 22, 1992.

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

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