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Thomas Augustus PICKETT

(1906-1980)

PICKETT, Thomas Augustus, a Representative from Texas; born in Travis, Falls County, Tex., August 14, 1906; attended the public schools of Palestine, Tex., and the University of Texas at Austin; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1929 and commenced practice in Palestine, Tex.; county attorney of Anderson County 1931-1935; district attorney of the third judicial district of Texas 1935-1945; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1945, until his resignation June 30, 1952; vice president of the National Coal Association from July 1, 1952, to March 31, 1961; vice president of the Association of American Railroads, April 1, 1961, to November 30, 1967; resided in Leesburg, Fla., until his death there June 7, 1980; cremated; ashes interred at St. James Episcopal Church.

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

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