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John Jefferson WHITACRE

(1860-1938)

WHITACRE, John Jefferson, a Representative from Ohio; born in Decatur, Burt County, Nebr., December 28, 1860; attended the public schools, Hiram (Ohio) College, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; engaged as a manufacturer of hollow building tile; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912; unsuccessful candidate in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1915); resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; president of the Whitacre Engineering Co. and the Whitacre-Greer Fireproofing Co.; died in Miami, Fla., December 2, 1938; interment in Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Ohio.

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

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