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Sterling Price STRONG

(1862-1936)

STRONG, Sterling Price, a Representative from Texas; born on a farm near Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., August 17, 1862; moved to Texas in 1871 with his parents, who settled in Montague County; attended the rural schools of Montague County, Tex., and was graduated from Eastman’s National Business College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1884; county clerk of Montague County 1884-1888 and 1898-1904; engrossing clerk of the State senate in 1889; county and district clerk of Hale County 1889-1892; traveling salesman 1892-1898 and 1911-1932; cashier in the National Bank of Bowie, Tex., 1908-1911; member of Texas State Democratic executive committee 1900-1902; unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1930; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934; died in Dallas, Tex., March 28, 1936; interment in Old Oak Cliff Cemetery.

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

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