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Joe Richard POOL

(1911-1968)

POOL, Joe Richard, a Representative from Texas; born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., February 18, 1911; attended the Dallas public schools and the University of Texas, 1929-1933; graduated from Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Tex., in 1937; was admitted to the Texas bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Dallas, Tex.; served with the United States Army as a special investigator, Air Corps Intelligence, 1943-1945; member of State house of representatives, 1953-1958; unsuccessful candidate for the Eighty-sixth Congress in 1958 and the Eighty-seventh Congress in 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth, Eighty-ninth, and Ninetieth Congresses, and served from January 3, 1963, until his death in Houston, Tex., July 14, 1968; interment in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.

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

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