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Porter HARDY, Jr.

(1903-1995)

HARDY, Porter, Jr., a Representative from Virginia; born in Bon Air, Chesterfield County, Va., June 1, 1903; attended the public schools and Randolph-Macon Academy, Bedford, Va.; was graduated from Boykins (Va.) High School in 1918 and from Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va., in 1922; attended the Graduate School of Business Administration at Harvard University in 1923 and 1924; accountant and warehouse manager at New York City and Norfolk, Va., 1924-1927; wholesaler of electrical equipment, Salisbury, Md., 1927-1932; moved to Churchland, Va., in 1932 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1969); was not a candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; formerly director of Dominion Bankshares Corp. and other Virginia financial institutions; died April 19, 1995.

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

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