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Louis Leon LUDLOW

(1873-1950)

LUDLOW, Louis Leon, a Representative from Indiana; born on a farm near Connersville, Fayette County, Ind., June 24, 1873; attended the grade and high schools; moved to Indianapolis, Ind., in 1892 and became a reporter and later a political writer; Washington correspondent for Indiana and Ohio newspapers and member of the Congressional Press Galleries 1901-1929; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1929-January 3, 1949); election to the Seventy-first Congress was unsuccessfully contested by Ralph E. Updike; was not a candidate for renomination in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; resumed work as a newspaper correspondent until his death in Washington, D.C., November 28, 1950; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery.

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

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