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Alexander White GREGG

(1855-1919)

GREGG, Alexander White, a Representative from Texas; born in Centerville, Leon County, Tex., January 31, 1855; attended the common schools of Texas, and was graduated from King College, Bristol, Tenn., in 1874; studied law at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Palestine, Tex.; member of the State senate 1886-1888; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1919); chairman, Committee on War Claims (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination; died in Palestine, Anderson County, Tex., April 30, 1919; interment in East Hill Cemetery.

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

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