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Hays Baxter WHITE

(1855-1930)

WHITE, Hays Baxter, a Representative from Kansas; born near Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, on September 21, 1855; attended the rural schools of his native county; engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Jewell County, Kans., in 1875 and engaged in agricultural pursuits near Mankato; taught school at Mankato in 1876; member of the State house of representatives 1888-1890; member of the State senate 1900-1904; mayor of Mankato in 1914 and 1915; member of the State tax commission in 1915-1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1929); chairman, Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives (Sixty-eighth through Seventieth Congresses); election unsuccessfully contested by W.H. Clark; was not a candidate for renomination in 1928; died in Mankato, Kans., September 29, 1930; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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

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