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Arthur Blythe ROUSE

(1874-1956)

ROUSE, Arthur Blythe, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Burlington, Boone County, Ky., June 20, 1874; attended the public schools; was graduated from Hanover College, Indiana, in 1896 and from the Louisville Law School in 1900; was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Burlington; in 1907 became the first secretary of the Kentucky State Racing Commission and served four years; served as State revenue commissioner under Gov. Ruby Laffoon; secretary to Representative Daniel Lynn Gooch and Representative Joseph L. Rhinoch; member of the Democratic State executive committee from 1903 to 1910; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1927); was not a candidate for renomination in 1926; chairman of the Democratic National Congressional Committee from 1921 until he resigned in December 1924; resumed the practice of law in Erlanger, Ky.; operated several bus companies; appointed clerk of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky on October 8, 1935, and served until his resignation due to ill health in January 1953; died in Lexington, Ky., January 25, 1956; interment in Lexington Cemetery.

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

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