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Maston Emmett O’NEAL, Jr.

(1907-1990)

O’NEAL, Maston Emmett, Jr., a Representative from Georgia; born in Bainbridge, Decatur County, Ga., July 19, 1907; attended the public schools and Marion Military Institute; graduated from Davidson College, A.B. degree, in 1927; attended Lamar School of Law, Emory University; principal, Shellman High School, 1927-1928; admitted to practice law in Albany circuit, January 16, 1930; solicitor general, Albany Judicial Circuit, January 1, 1941, to May 1, 1964 (reelected five times to four-year terms without opposition, including one term in absentia while in naval service); served as lieutenant, United States Naval Reserve (Amphibs), Pacific Theater, 1944-1946; first president, Solicitors General Association of Georgia; former director, National Association of County and Prosecuting Attorney; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth, Ninetieth, and Ninety-first Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress; was a resident of Bainbridge, Ga., until his death there on January 9, 1990.

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

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