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Clarence John McLEOD

(1895-1959)

McLEOD, Clarence John, a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 3, 1895; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Detroit College of Law in 1918; during the First World War served as a private in the aviation section at the ground school, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., and as sergeant in the Intelligence Division; accepted appointment May 12, 1919, as second lieutenant in the Officers’ Reserve Corps, and successively as captain, major, and lieutenant colonel; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Detroit, Mich.; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles A. Nichols and served from November 2, 1920, to March 3, 1921; was not a candidate for election to the Sixty-seventh Congress; elected to the Sixty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; defeated for the Republican nomination for Governor in 1934 and for mayor of Detroit in 1937; elected to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress, for election in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress, and in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination to the Eightieth Congress in 1946; unsuccessful candidate in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress and in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; practiced law; consultant to Administrator of Federal Civil Defense Administration; died in Detroit, Mich., May 15, 1959; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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

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