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William Voris GREGORY

(1877-1936)

GREGORY, William Voris, (brother of Noble J. Gregory), a Representative from Kentucky; born near Farmington, Graves County, Ky., October 21, 1877; attended private and public schools and was graduated from West Kentucky College, Mayfield, Ky., in 1896; taught school and served as superintendent of schools, Mayfield, 1898-1900; attended the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in Mayfield; county surveyor 1902-1910; judge of the Graves County Court 1913-1919; United States attorney for the western district of Kentucky 1919-1923; member of the board of trustees of Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., 1920-1927, serving as president 1925-1927; served as vice president of the Jefferson Davis Memorial Commission; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1927, until his death; was renominated in 1936 for election to the Seventy-fifth Congress but died before the election; died in Mayfield, Ky., October 10, 1936; interment in Maplewood Cemetery.

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

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