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Joseph WHITEHEAD

(1867-1938)

WHITEHEAD, Joseph, a Representative from Virginia; born near Mount Airy, Pittsylvania County, Va., October 31, 1867; attended the public schools of his native city; was graduated from the academic department of Richmond College (now the University of Richmond), Richmond, Va., in 1889, and from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1892; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Va.; served in the State senate 1899-1904; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, and Seventy-first Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1930; resumed the practice of his chosen profession until his death at Chatham, Va., on July 8, 1938; interment in Chatham Cemetery.

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

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