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Erland Harold HEDRICK

(1894-1954)

HEDRICK, Erland Harold, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Barn, Mercer County, W.Va., August 9, 1894; attended the public schools and Beckley (W.Va.) Institute; was graduated from the medical school of the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1917; served in the United States Army Medical Corps as a first lieutenant 1917-1919; engaged in the practice of medicine in Beckley, W.Va., 1919-1944; medical examiner for the Veterans’ Administration 1919-1944; city and county health officer 1927-1932; superintendent of Pinecrest Tuberculosis Sanitarium, Beckley, W.Va., 1943-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952 but was unsuccessful for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination; resumed business and professional interests; died in Beckley, W.Va., September 20, 1954; interment in Sunset Memorial Park.

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

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