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Russell Vernon MACK

(1891-1960)

MACK, Russell Vernon, a Representative from Washington; born in Hillman, Montmorency County, Mich., June 13, 1891; moved with his parents to Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Wash., in 1895; attended the public schools, Stanford University of California in 1913 and 1914, and the University of Washington at Seattle in 1914 and 1915; joined the Aberdeen (Wash.) Daily World in 1913 as a cub reporter and was business manager 1920-1934; during the First World War served as a corporal in the Thirty-ninth Field Artillery, Thirteenth Division; owner and publisher of the Hoquiam Daily Washingtonian 1934-1950; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Fred B. Norman; reelected to the Eighty-first and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from June 7, 1947, until his death on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., March 28, 1960; interment in Fern Hill Cemetery, Aberdeen, Wash.

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

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