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John Harvey TOLAN

(1877-1947)

TOLAN, John Harvey, a Representative from California; born in St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn., January 15, 1877; attended the public schools; moved to Anaconda, Mont., in 1897; was graduated from the law department of the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1902; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Anaconda, Mont.; attorney of Deer Lodge County, Mont., 1904-1906; moved to Oakland, Calif., in 1914 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1947); was not a candidate for renomination in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; died in Westwood, Calif., on June 30, 1947; interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, Calif.

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

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