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John JARMAN

(1915-1982)

JARMAN, John, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Sallisaw, Sequoyah County, Okla., July 17, 1915; attended the public schools of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Westminster Presbyterian College, Fulton, Mo., 1932-1934; graduated from Yale University in 1937 and from Harvard Law School in 1941; was admitted to the bar in 1941 and commenced the practice of law in Oklahoma City, Okla.; enlisted as a private in the United States Army on January 12, 1942, and served in the Security Intelligence Corps, assigned to the United Nations Conference in California; was discharged as a master sergeant on December 11, 1945; member of the State house of representatives in 1947 and 1948; served in the State senate in 1949 and 1950; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1977); changed party affiliation to Republican, effective January 24, 1975; was not a candidate for reelection in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress; practiced law in Oklahoma City, Okla., where he resided until his death there on January 15, 1982; cremated and buried at Rose Hill Burial Park.

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

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