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Joe Jonathan MANLOVE

(1876-1956)

MANLOVE, Joe Jonathan, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm near Carthage, Jasper County, Mo., October 1, 1876; attended the public schools and was graduated from Presbyterian Academy at Mount Vernon, Mo.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Mount Vernon, Lawrence County, Mo.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits, in the livestock business, and in the general development of southwest Missouri; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress and in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; unsuccessful for the Republican nomination for Congress in 1934; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in the real estate business in Joplin, Mo.; in 1943 was elected one of the delegates to write a new constitution for the State of Missouri and served as a member of the constitutional convention; died in Joplin, Mo., January 31, 1956; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery near Joplin, Mo.

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

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