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Harold Royce GROSS

(1899-1987)

GROSS, Harold Royce, a Representative from Iowa; born in Arispe, Union County, Iowa, June 30, 1899; educated in the rural schools; served with the First Iowa Field Artillery in the Mexican border campaign in 1916; during the First World War served in the United States Army, with overseas service, 1917-1919; attended Iowa State College and the University of Missouri School of Journalism at Columbia; newspaper reporter and editor for various newspapers 1921-1935; radio news commentator 1935-1948; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; was a resident of Arlington, Va., until his death in Washington, D.C., on September 22, 1987; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

Bibliography

Schweider, David W., and Dorothy Schweider, “The Power of Prickliniess: Iowa’s H. R. Gross in the U. S. House of Representatives,” Annals of Iowa 65 (Fall 2006): 329-68.

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

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