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Verner Wright MAIN

(1885-1965)

MAIN, Verner Wright, a Representative from Michigan; born in Ashley, Delaware County, Ohio, December 16, 1885; attended the public schools; was graduated from Marion (Ohio) High School, from Hillsdale (Mich.) College in 1907, and from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1914; principal of the high schools at Hudson, Mich., in 1908 and 1909 and at Niles, Mich., 1909-1912; was admitted to the bar in 1914 and commenced the practice of law in Battle Creek, Mich.; during the First World War volunteered for military service with the Field Artillery and was in training at the officers’ training camp at Louisville, Ky., when the armistice was signed; assistant prosecuting attorney of Calhoun County in 1926; served in the State house of representatives 1927-1929; member of the Battle Creek School Board 1929-1932; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry M. Kimball and served from December 17, 1935, to January 3, 1937; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936; resumed the practice of law; died in Battle Creek, Mich., July 6, 1965; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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