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Clifton Alexander WOODRUM

(1887-1950)

WOODRUM, Clifton Alexander, a Representative from Virginia; born in Roanoke, Roanoke County, Va., April 27, 1887; attended the public schools of his native city and the University College of Medicine (now combined with the Medical College of Virginia), Richmond, Va.; became a registered pharmacist and engaged in his profession in Roanoke; studied law at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Roanoke, Va.; Commonwealth attorney of Roanoke 1917-1919; judge of the Hustings Court of Roanoke 1919-1922; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his resignation on December 31, 1945, to become president of the American Plant Food Council, Inc.; died in Washington, D.C., October 6, 1950; interment in Fairview Cemetery, Roanoke, Va.

Bibliography

Sargeant, James E. “Clifton A. Woodrum of Virginia: A Southern Progressive in Congress, 1923-1945.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 89 (July 1981): 341-64.

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

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