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Raymond Smiley SPRINGER

(1882-1947)

SPRINGER, Raymond Smiley, a Representative from Indiana; born on a farm in Rush County, near Dunreith, Ind., April 26, 1882; attended the public schools, Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., and Butler University, Indianapolis, Ind.; was graduated from the Indiana Law School at Indianapolis in 1904; was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Connersville, Fayette County, Ind.; county attorney of Fayette County, Ind., 1908-1914; judge of the thirty-seventh judicial circuit of Indiana 1916-1922; during the First World War served as a captain of Infantry, Eighty-fourth Division, in 1918; lieutenant colonel of the Officers’ Reserve Corps 1918-1946; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Indiana in 1932 and 1936; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Connersville, Ind., August 28, 1947; interment in Dale Cemetery.

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

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