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Roger Caldwell SLAUGHTER

(1905-1974)

SLAUGHTER, Roger Caldwell, a Representative from Missouri; born near Odessa, Lafayette County, Mo., July 17, 1905; attended the public schools at Independence, Mo.; A.B., Princeton University, 1928; read law in the office of Hon. Henry L. Jost, Kansas City, Mo., and attended the Kansas City School of Law; was admitted to the bar in 1932 and commenced practice in Kansas City; served as assistant prosecutor of Jackson County, Mo., 1932-1936; member of the board of directors of the school district of Kansas City, Mo., 1940-1942; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the Seventy-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; member, State Democratic Committee, 1960-1962; resumed the practice of law in Kansas City, Mo.; appointed magistrate judge of Lafayette County in 1972; died, June 2, 1974, on his farm near Odessa, Mo.; interment in Greenton Cemetery, Odessa, Mo.

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

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