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Orie Solomon WARE

(1882-1974)

WARE, Orie Solomon, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Peach Grove, Pendleton County, Ky., May 11, 1882; attended the public schools of Covington, Ky.; was graduated from the private academy of Prof. George W. Dunlap, at Independence, Ky., in 1899, and from the law department of the University of Cincinnati at Cincinnati, Ohio, LL.B., 1903; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Covington, Ky.; also engaged in banking, serving as a director of the First National Bank and Trust Co.; delegate to all Democratic State conventions 1910-1939; served as postmaster of Covington from September 1, 1914, to July 1, 1921; Commonwealth attorney of the sixteenth judicial circuit, serving from January 1, 1922, to February 1, 1927, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); was not a candidate for renomination in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; served as circuit judge, 1957-1958; resumed the practice of law in Covington; resided in Fort Mitchell, Ky., where he died December 16, 1974; interment in Highland Cemetery.

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

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