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Noah Morgan MASON

(1882-1965)

MASON, Noah Morgan, a Representative from Illinois; born in Glamorganshire, Wales, July 19, 1882; immigrated to the United States in 1888 with his parents, who settled in La Salle, Ill.; attended the public schools and Dixon (Ill.) College; was graduated from the Illinois State Normal University at Normal; teacher and principal of schools at Oglesby, Ill., 1902-1905 and was superintendent of schools 1908-1936; city commissioner of Oglesby 1918-1926; member of the Illinois State Normal School Board 1926-1930; served in the State senate 1930-1936; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 for the Eighty-eighth Congress; retired and lived in Plainfield, Ill.; died in Joliet, Ill., March 29, 1965; interment in Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield, Ill.

Bibliography

Samosky, Jack A. “Congressman Noah Morgan Mason: Illinois’ Conservative Spokesman.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 76 (Spring 1983): 35-48.

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

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