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John Joseph McINTYRE

(1904-1974)

McINTYRE, John Joseph, a Representative from Wyoming; born on a farm in Dewey County, Okla., December 17, 1904; attended the grade schools at Ramona, Okla.; was graduated from the high school at Tulsa, Okla., and from the law department of the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1928; was admitted to the bar in 1929 and commenced practice in Glenrock, Wyo.; moved to Douglas, Converse County, Wyo., in 1931 and continued the practice of law; served as county and prosecuting attorney of Converse County, 1933-1936; special attorney for the Department of Justice at Washington, D.C., 1936-1938; associate attorney in the solicitor’s office, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., in 1938; member of the Wyoming National Guard, with rank of captain, 1935-1941; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; deputy attorney general of Wyoming in 1943 and 1944; served as a staff sergeant, Headquarters Battery, Six Hundred and Sixtieth Field Artillery, from February 9, 1944, to August 22, 1945; decorated with the French Croix de Guerre; State auditor for Wyoming in 1946; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; Democratic nominee for Governor in 1950; elected in 1960 as a justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court for a four-year term; reelected in 1964 and served continuously until his death, November 30, 1974, in Cheyenne, Wyo.; interment in Memorial Gardens.

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

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