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Marion Edwards RHODES

(1868-1928)

RHODES, Marion Edwards, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm near Glen Allen, Bollinger County, Mo., January 4, 1868; attended the public schools and Will Mayfield College; was graduated from the State normal school at Cape Girardeau, Mo., in 1891 and from Stansbury College in 1893; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Potosi, Washington County, Mo., in 1898; delegate to all Republican State conventions from 1896 to 1920; prosecuting attorney of Washington County 1900-1904; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; mayor of Potosi in 1908 and 1909; member of the State house of representatives 1908-1910; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908; member of the Missouri State Board of Law Examiners 1912-1914; elected to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); chairman, Committee on Mines and Mining (Sixty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; appointed assistant to the Comptroller General of the United States at Washington, D.C., and served from April 1, 1923, until his death in that city, December 25, 1928; interment in the Masonic Cemetery, Potosi, Mo.

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

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