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Isaac Vanbert McPHERSON

(1868-1931)

McPHERSON, Isaac Vanbert, a Representative from Missouri; born near Rome, Douglas County, Mo., March 8, 1868; moved to Bradleyville, Taney County, Mo., with his parents; attended the graded schools, Springfield (Mo.) High School, and Marionville (Mo.) College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Mount Vernon, Lawrence County, Mo.; prosecuting attorney of Lawrence County in 1901 and 1902; member of the State house of representatives in 1903 and 1904; appointed postmaster at Aurora, Lawrence County, Mo., in 1905 and served until 1912; continued the practice of law in Aurora, Mo.; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1922; appointed as assistant counsel in the legal department of the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation in 1923 and served in that capacity until his death in Aurora, Mo., October 31, 1931; interment in Maple Park Cemetery.

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

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