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Carter MANASCO

(1902-1992)

MANASCO, Carter, a Representative from Alabama; born in Townley, Walker County, Ala., January 3, 1902; attended the public schools and Howard College, Birmingham, Ala.; graduated from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, LL.B., 1927 and J.D. 1929; was admitted to the bar the same year and began practice in Jasper, Ala.; member of the State house of representatives, 1930-1934; served as secretary to Speaker William B. Bankhead 1933-1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Walter W. Bankhead; reelected to the Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses and served from June 24, 1941, to January 3, 1949; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments (Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1948; resumed the practice of law and engaged in public relations work; member, first Hoover Commission on Reorganization of the Executive Departments, 1947-1949; legislative counsel, National Coal Association, 1949-1985; was a resident of McLean, Va., until his death in Arlington, Va., on February 5, 1992.

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

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