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Orville ZIMMERMAN

(1880-1948)

ZIMMERMAN, Orville, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm near Glenallen, Bollinger County, Mo., December 31, 1880; attended the public schools and Mayfield-Smith Academy, Marble Hill, Mo.; was graduated from the Southeast Missouri State College at Cape Girardeau in 1904 and from the law department of the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1911; principal of Dexter (Mo.) High School 1904-1908; was admitted to the bar in 1911 and commenced practice in Kennett, Mo.; during the First World War served as a private in the United States Army in 1918; member of the board of education of Kennett, Mo., 1928-1936; member of the board of regents of Southeast Missouri State College 1933-1948; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 7, 1948; interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Kennett, Mo.

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

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