Martin DIES, Jr., Congress, TX (1900-1972)

DIES Martin, Jr. , a Representative from Texas; born in Colorado, Mitchell County, Tex., November 5, 1900; moved with his parents to East, Tex., in 1902; attended the public schools, Wesley College, Greenville, Tex., and Cluster Springs Academy, Cluster Springs, Va.; was graduated from the law department of National University, Washington, D.C. (now George Washington University), LL.B., 1920; admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Marshall, Tex.; moved to Orange, Tex., in 1922 and continued the practice of law; also interested in ranching and agricultural pursuits at Jasper, Tex.; member of the faculty of East Texas Law School, Beaumont, Tex., in 1930; district judge; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1945); chairman, Special Committee to Investigate Un-American Activities (Seventy-fifth through Seventy-eighth Congresses); did not seek renomination in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; elected to the Eighty-third and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1959); did not seek renomination in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; while a Member of Congress in 1941 and 1957 was defeated for the nomination to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law; died November 14, 1972, in Lufkin, Tex.; entombment in Garden of Memories Mausoleum.


McDaniel, Dennis Kay. ''Martin Dies of Un-American Activities: His Life and Times.'' Ph.D. dissertation, University of Houston, 1988; Dies, Martin. Martin Dies' Story. New York: Bookmailer, 1963.

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

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