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Clare MAGEE

(1899-1969)

MAGEE, Clare, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm in Putnam County near Livonia, Mo., March 31, 1899; graduate of Unionville (Mo.) High School; student in Kirksville State Teachers College in 1916; during the First World War served in the United States Navy as a seaman first-class and small-arms instructor; homesteaded in Big Horn Basin, Wyo., and worked as a laborer for the United States Reclamation Service at Deaver, Wyo., in 1920 and 1921; was graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1922; was admitted to the bar in 1922 and commenced the practice of law in Unionville, Putnam County, Mo.; has owned and operated farm where he was born since 1932; postmaster of Unionville, Mo., 1935-1941; served as a private in the Field Artillery, United States Army, in 1942 and as a captain in the Army Air Corps 1942-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1953); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952; resumed the practice of law; died in Unionville, Mo., August 7, 1969; interment in Unionville Cemetery.

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

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