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Phillip Mitchell LANDRUM

(1907-1990)

LANDRUM, Phillip Mitchell, a Representative from Georgia; born in Martin, Stephens County, Ga., September 10, 1907; attended the public schools and Mercer University, Macon, Ga.; graduated from Piedmont College, Demorest, Ga., A.B., 1939 and from the Atlanta Law School, LL.B., 1941; superintendent of Nelson (Ga.) High School 1937-1941; was admitted to the bar in 1941 and commenced the practice of law in Canton, Ga.; was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the Seventy-eighth Congress in 1942; during the Second World War enlisted as a private in the United States Army Air Corps on October 2, 1942; served in Europe and was discharged on June 1, 1945, as a first lieutenant; employed by Veterans’ Administration after discharge; assistant attorney general of State of Georgia in 1946 and 1947; executive secretary to the Governor of Georgia in 1947 and 1948; practiced law in Jasper, Ga., until election to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1977); was not a candidate for reelection in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress; was a resident of Jasper, Ga., until his death on November 19, 1990.

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

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