George Hamilton COMBS, Jr., Congress, MO (1899-1977)

COMBS George Hamilton, Jr. , a Representative from Missouri; born in Kansas City, Mo., May 2, 1899; attended the Kansas City public schools, the University of Missouri at Columbia, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; served in the United States Navy in 1918; was graduated from the Kansas City School of Law in 1921; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Kansas City, Mo.; assistant prosecuting attorney of Jackson County, Mo., 1922-1924; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); was not a candidate for renomination in 1928; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1928; moved to New York City in 1929 and continued the practice of law; special assistant to the attorney general of the State of New York in 1931; attorney for the Triborough Bridge Authority in 1933 and 1934; associate counsel to the New York State Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate Public Utilities 1934-1936; appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as New York State director of the National Emergency Council in 1936; radio news analyst, war correspondent, and writer 1937-1951; special United States attorney, Office of Price Stabilization for southern district of New York, in 1951 and 1952; television and radio news commentator 1952-1961; chief United Nations correspondent and news commentator for Mutual Broadcasting System, 1961-1971; died in West Palm Beach, Fla., November 29, 1977.

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

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