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John Carl Williams HINSHAW

(1894-1956)

HINSHAW, John Carl Williams, a Representative from California; born in Chicago, Ill., July 28, 1894; attended the public schools and Valparaiso (Ind.) University; was graduated from Princeton University in 1916; pursued a postgraduate course in business administration at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; served overseas as a first lieutenant in the Sixteenth Railroad Engineers from May 1917 to September 1919, when he was discharged as a captain in the Corps of Engineers; served as laborer, salesman, and manager in automotive manufacturing in Chicago 1920-1926; engaged in investment banking in 1927 and 1928; moved to Pasadena, Calif., in 1929 and engaged in the real estate and insurance business; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Bethesda, Md., August 5, 1956; had been renominated in the June 1956 primary election; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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

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