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Herbert Alton MEYER

(1886-1950)

MEYER, Herbert Alton, a Representative from Kansas; born in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, August 30, 1886; attended the grade schools, Washington, D.C., the Staunton Military Academy, Staunton, Va., 1900-1904, the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1905-1908, and was graduated from National University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1910; was admitted to the bar in 1910; during the First World War served as a captain in the United States Army Air Corps; served as assistant to the Secretary of the Interior 1915-1917; executive of an oil marketing company 1919-1937; in 1940 became publisher of the Independence (Kans.) Daily Reporter; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and Eighty-first Congresses and had won renomination for a third term; served from January 3, 1947, until his death in Bethesda, Md., October 2, 1950; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Kans.

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

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