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John Henry HOEPPEL

(1881-1976)

HOEPPEL, John Henry, a Representative from California; born near Tell City, Perry County, Ind., February 10, 1881; attended the grammar school in Evansville, Ind.; enlisted in the United States Army on July 27, 1898, and served successively as private, corporal, and sergeant until 1921, with service in France during the First World War; moved to Arcadia, Los Angeles County, Calif., in 1919; postmaster at Arcadia, Calif., 1923-1931; in 1928 became editor of National Defense magazine; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); chairman, Committee on War Claims (Seventy-fourth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed his editorial interests; unsuccessful Prohibition candidate for election in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; resided in Arcadia, Calif., where he died September 21, 1976; interment in Resurrection Cemetery, San Gabriel, Calif.

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

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