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Tom STOUT

(1879-1965)

STOUT, Tom, a Representative from Montana; born in New London, Ralls County, Mo., May 20, 1879; attended the common schools, Warrenburg (Mo.) State Normal School, and the University of Missouri at Columbia; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the Missouri bar in 1901 but did not practice; moved to Lewistown, Mont., in 1902; engaged in the newspaper business and was editor and publisher of the Fergus County Democrat 1902-1916 and the Lewistown Democrat News 1916-1946; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908 and to all State conventions from 1904 to 1946; member of the State senate of Montana 1911-1913; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1917); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Sixty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1916; member of the Montana Public Service commission 1930-1932; elected to the State house of representatives in 1942, 1944, and 1946; editorial writer for the Billings (Mont.) Gazette from 1947 to 1960; resided in Billings, Mont., until his death there on December 26, 1965; interment in Mountview Cemetery.

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

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