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Robert Homer MOLLOHAN


MOLLOHAN, Robert Homer, (father of Alan Bowlby Mollohan), a Representative from West Virginia; born in Grantsville, Calhoun County, W.Va., September 18, 1909; attended the public schools, Glenville College, and Shepherd College 1929-1931; deputy collector of internal revenue at Parkersburg, W.Va., in 1933 and chief of miscellaneous tax division and cashier 1935-1938; district manager of Works Progress Administration in 1939; State director for the Census Bureau in 1940; superintendent of State Industrial School for Boys 1941-1948; clerk of the United States Senate District of Columbia Committee in 1949 and 1950; United States marshal for the northern district of West Virginia in 1950; again served as clerk of the Senate District of Columbia Committee 1950-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and Eighty-fourth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1957); was not a candidate for renomination in 1956, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor; unsuccessful candidate in 1958 for election to the Eighty-sixth Congress; engaged in general insurance business; elected to the Ninety-first and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection in 1982; resumed insurance business; was a resident of Fairmont, W.Va., until his death on August 3, 1999.

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

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