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William Flynt NICHOLS

(1918-1988)

NICHOLS, William Flynt, a Representative from Alabama; born on a small farm in Monroe County, near Becker, Miss., October 16, 1918; graduated from Sylacauga High School, Sylacauga, Ala., in 1935; B.S., Auburn University, 1939, and a master’s degree in 1941; entered military service in 1942, served five years in European Theater, wounded in battle of Hurtgen Forest, Germany, November 30, 1944; retired in 1947 with rank of captain; awarded Bronze Star and Purple Heart; vice president, Parker Fertilizer Company, and, president, Parker Gin Company, Sylacauga, Ala., 1947-1966; member, Alabama house of representatives, 1959; elected to Alabama senate in 1963; elected as a Democrat to the Ninetieth and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1967, until his death in Washington, D.C., on December 13, 1988; had been reelected to the One Hundred First Congress: interment in Marble City Cemetery, Sylacauga, Ala.

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

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