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Otis Halbert HOLMES

(1902-1977)

HOLMES, Otis Halbert, (grandson of Dudley Chase Haskell), a Representative from Washington; born in Cresco, Howard County, Iowa, February 22, 1902; moved in 1915 to Walla Walla, Wash., where he attended the public schools; was graduated from Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash., in 1923 and from Columbia University, New York City, in 1927; teacher of economics at Ellensburg (Wash.) High School in 1924; member of the faculty of Central Washington College of Education at Ellensburg in 1925 and 1930-1942; taught at Columbia University, New York City, in 1928 and 1929; was livestock rancher and operator, 1934-1942; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; died in Yakima, Wash., July 27, 1977; interment in Terrace Heights Memorial Park.

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

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