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Joseph Scott WOLFF

(1878-1958)

WOLFF, Joseph Scott, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm in Westmoreland County near Greensburg, Pa., June 14, 1878; attended the public schools; served with the Fourth United States Cavalry in the Philippine Islands during the Spanish-American War 1899-1901; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1901; was graduated from the dental department of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., in 1905 and practiced his profession in St. Louis and Festus, Mo.; mayor of Festus, Jefferson County, Mo., 1907-1911 and 1915-1917; member of the State house of representatives 1913-1915; was graduated from the St. Louis College of Law and Finance in 1923; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Festus, Mo.; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; moved to Kansas City in 1924 and continued the practice of dentistry and law until retirement in 1957; died in Kansas City, Mo., February 27, 1958; interment in Gambel Cemetery, Festus, Mo.

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

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