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Melvin Orlando McLAUGHLIN

(1876-1928)

McLAUGHLIN, Melvin Orlando, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa, August 8, 1876; moved with his parents to Nebraska in 1884; attended the common schools and was graduated from the College View (Nebr.) High School; subsequently pursued his studies at the Lincoln (Nebr.) Normal University and the Nebraska State Normal School at Peru; taught school near Lincoln 1895-1900; was a student at the Iowa Christian College at Oskaloosa, Iowa, Omaha (Nebr.) University, and the Union Biblical Seminary, Dayton, Ohio; served in the ministry of the United Brethren Church, Omaha, Nebr., 1900-1913; moved to York, Nebr., in 1913; president of York College 1913-1918; was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1927); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress; engaged in mining and investments; died in York, York County, Nebr., on June 18, 1928; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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