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Thomas Jefferson LILLY

(1878-1956)

LILLY, Thomas Jefferson, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Dunns, Mercer County, W.Va., June 3, 1878; attended the rural schools of his county; taught school and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; justice of the peace 1902-1906; was graduated from the law department of McKinley University, Chicago, Ill., in 1911; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Hinton, Summers County, W.Va.; divorce commissioner of Summers County 1914-1922; State commissioner of accounts 1914-1927; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law and was also interested in agricultural pursuits; died in Sweet Springs, W.Va., April 2, 1956; interment in Restwood Memorial Cemetery, Hinton, W.Va.

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

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