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Dudley Allen WHITE

(1901-1957)

WHITE, Dudley Allen, a Representative from Ohio; born in New London, Huron County, Ohio, January 3, 1901; attended the public schools and was graduated from the New London High School in 1918; during the First World War served as an enlisted man in the United States Navy; employed with a rubber company in Akron, Ohio, in 1919 and 1920, and also engaged in the insurance business; moved to Uhrichsville, Ohio, and engaged in the dry-goods business in 1920 and 1921; returned to New London, Ohio, and became associated with a company manufacturing regalia and uniforms 1921-1925; entered the newspaper business at Norwalk, Ohio, in 1925, later becoming editor and general manager; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1928 and 1948; State commander of the American Legion in Ohio in 1929 and 1930; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth and Seventy-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1941); did not seek renomination in 1940, but was unsuccessful for the Republican nomination for United States Senator; called to active duty in the United States Navy in 1942 as a lieutenant commander; promoted to captain and served as director of recruiting and induction until 1946; director of the Citizens National Bank and president of a broadcasting company in Norwalk, Ohio; served as executive director of President Eisenhower’s Commission on Intergovernmental Relations in 1954 and 1955; president and publisher of the Norwalk Reflector-Herald and the Sandusky Register at time of death; died in Delaware, Ohio, October 14, 1957; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio.

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

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