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Robert Bruce MACON

(1859-1925)

MACON, Robert Bruce, a Representative from Arkansas; born near Trenton, Phillips County, Ark., July 6, 1859; was left an orphan at the age of nine; attended the public schools and studied at home; engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced practice in Helena, Ark.; member of the State house of representatives 1883-1887; clerk of the circuit court 1892-1896; prosecuting attorney for the first judicial district 1898-1902; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for renomination; continued the practice of law in Helena, Ark., until he retired in 1917; died in Marvell, Ark., October 9, 1925; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.

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

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