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James Jarrell (Jake) PICKLE

(1913-2005)

PICKLE, James Jarrell (Jake), a Representative from Texas; born in Big Spring, Howard County, Tex., October 11, 1913; educated in the public schools of Big Spring, Tex.; B.A., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1938; United States Navy, served three and a half years; area director, National Youth Administration, 1938-1941; radio business; public relations executive; director of Texas state Democratic executive committee, 1957-1960; member of Texas Employment Commission, 1961-1963; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Homer Thornberry, and reelected to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (December 21, 1963-January 3, 1995); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress in 1994; died on June 18, 2005, in Austin, Tex.

Bibliography

Pickle, J. J. Jake/Jake Pickle & Peggy Pickle. Foreword by Ann Richards. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997.

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

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