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Charles Lacy SOUTH

(1892-1965)

SOUTH, Charles Lacy, a Representative from Texas; born on a farm near Damascus, Washington County, Va., July 22, 1892; moved with his parents to Callahan County, Tex., in 1898 and to Coleman County, Tex., in 1914; attended the public schools and Simmons University at Abilene, Tex., in 1915 and 1916; taught in the Coleman County, Tex., public schools 1914-1920; served as superintendent of schools of Coleman County 1921-1925; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1925; served as county judge 1925-1931 and as district attorney for the thirty-fifth judicial district 1930-1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in the first primary in 1942 and later withdrew; engaged in the practice of law in Coleman, Tex.; member of the State house of representatives in 1947 and 1948; was a resident of Austin, Tex., from 1948 until his death there on December 20, 1965; interment in Coleman Cemetery, Coleman, Tex.

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

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