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Benjamin Frank WHELCHEL

(1895-1954)

WHELCHEL, Benjamin Frank, a Representative from Georgia; born in Lumpkin County, near Gainesville, Ga., December 16, 1895; attended the public schools; studied law privately in Gainesville, Ga.; was admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced the practice of law in Gainesville, Ga.; judge of the city court of Hall County 1932-1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1945); was not a candidate for renomination in 1944; resumed the practice of law; died in Gainesville, Ga., May 11, 1954; interment in West View Abbey, Atlanta, Ga.

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

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