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Emmett Marshall OWEN

(1877-1939)

OWEN, Emmett Marshall, a Representative from Georgia; born on a farm near Hollonville, Pike County, Ga., October 19, 1877; attended the Hollonville grammar school; was graduated from Gordon Institute, Barnesville, Ga., in 1898 and from the law department of the University of Georgia at Athens in 1900; taught school in Butts County, Ga., in 1901 and 1902; was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in Zebulon, Ga.; also operated a large peach farm; member of the State house of representatives 1902-1906; mayor of Zebulon 1905-1907; served as solicitor of the Pike County Court 1906-1909, as solicitor of the city court of Zebulon, Ga., 1909-1912, as solicitor general for the Flint judicial circuit 1913-1923, and as solicitor general for the Griffin judicial circuit 1923-1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C., on June 21, 1939; interment in East View Cemetery, Zebulon, Ga.

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

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