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Melton D. (Mel) HANCOCK

(1929- )

HANCOCK, Melton D. (Mel), a Representative from Missouri; born in Cape Fair, Stone County, Mo., September 14, 1929; attended schools in Carthage, Mo., Topeka, Kans., and Springfield, Mo.; B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1951; served in the United States Air Force, 1951-1953; second lieutenant, United States Air Force Reserve, 1953-1965; engaged in the insurance business, 1959-1969; owner of a security equipment leasing company; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1982; unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1984; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred First and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1989-January 3, 1997); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress; is a resident of Springfield, Mo.

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

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