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GILLESPIE, Dean Milton, a Representative from Colorado; born in Salina, Saline County, Kans., May 3, 1884; attended the public schools and Salina Normal University; engaged in agricultural pursuits and cattle raising in Clay County, Kans., 1900-1904; moved to Denver, Colo., in 1905 and worked as grocery clerk, sign painter, and salesman; engaged in the automobile and oil business since 1905; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lawrence Lewis, reelected to the Seventy-ninth Congress, and served from March 7, 1944, to January 3, 1947; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; reengaged in his former business pursuits until his death, while on a business trip, in Baltimore, Md., February 2, 1949; interment in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.

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

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