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John Clark KETCHAM

(1873-1941)

KETCHAM, John Clark, a Representative from Michigan; born in Toledo, Ohio, January 1, 1873; moved with his parents to Maple Grove, near Nashville, Mich., the same year; attended the common schools of Barry County and high school at Nashville; taught in rural and high schools from 1890 to 1899; county commissioner of schools for Barry County 1899-1907; chairman of the Republican county committee 1902-1908; postmaster of Hastings 1907-1914; master of the Michigan State Grange 1912-1920; lecturer of the National Grange 1917-1921; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; president of the National Bank of Hastings 1933-1937; State commissioner of insurance 1935-1937; counsel for the Michigan Chain Store Bureau 1938-1941; died in Hastings, Mich., December 4, 1941; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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