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Charles Wesley VURSELL

(1881-1974)

VURSELL, Charles Wesley, (cousin of Carl Bert Albert), a Representative from Illinois; born in Salem, Marion County, Ill., February 8, 1881; attended the public schools of Marion County, Ill.; hardware merchant in 1904; sheriff of Marion County 1910-1914; member of the State house of representatives 1914-1916; owner and publisher of the Salem Republican 1916-1948; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; retired and resided in Salem, Ill., where he died September 21, 1974; interment in East Lawn Cemetery.

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

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