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Wendell Howes MEADE

(1912-1986)

MEADE, Wendell Howes, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Paintsville, Johnson County, Ky., January 18, 1912; attended the grade schools; was graduated from high school at Kentucky Military Institute at Lyndon, Ky., in 1929; attended Western State Teachers College, Bowling Green, Ky., 1930-1933; engaged in the banking business, 1933 to 1936; graduated from the University of Louisville Law School, Louisville, Ky., in 1939; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Paintsville, Ky.; served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy from November 1943 until January 1946, with twenty months’ service in the South Pacific; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 1951; zone operations commissioner, Federal Housing Administration, 1957-1961; employed with a building contractor in Phoenix, Ariz.; Commissioner of Personnel, State of Kentucky, 1968 to February 1969; member, Kentucky Workman’s Compensation Board, 1969-1970; was a resident of Richmond, Ky., until his death in Lexington, Ky, June 2, 1986.

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

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