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Oscar Raymond LUHRING

(1879-1944)

LUHRING, Oscar Raymond, a Representative from Indiana; born in Haubstadt, Gibson County, Ind., February 11, 1879; attended the public schools; was graduated in law from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1900; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Evansville, Vanderburg County, Ind.; member of the State house of representatives in 1903 and 1904; deputy prosecuting attorney of the same circuit 1908-1912; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; special assistant to the Secretary of Labor 1923-1925; appointed by President Coolidge to be Assistant Attorney General of the United States on September 9, 1925; appointed by President Hoover as an associate justice of the supreme court for the District of Columbia (now United States District Court) on July 3, 1930, and served until his death in Washington, D.C., August 20, 1944; interment in the Abbey Mausoleum, adjoining Arlington National Cemetery; reinterment in National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Va.

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

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