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John Ambrose MEYER

(1899-1969)

MEYER, John Ambrose, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., May 15, 1899; attended the grade schools and Loyola High School; during the First World War enlisted as a private in the Students’ Army Training Corps at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and served until honorably discharged from the United States Army; was graduated from Lola College, Baltimore, Md., in 1921 and from the law department of the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1922; was admitted to the bar in 1921 and commenced practice in Baltimore; associate judge of the traffic court of Baltimore 1929-1935; special assistant city solicitor in 1939 and 1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942; served as district rent attorney for the Office of Price Administration during the Second World War; engaged in the general practice of law in Baltimore, Md., until his death there on October 2, 1969; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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

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