Carl VINSON, Congress, GA (1883-1981)
VINSON, Carl, (grand-uncle of Samuel Augustus Nunn), a Representative from Georgia; born in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., November 18, 1883; attended the Georgia Military College at Milledgeville, and was graduated from Mercer University Law School, Macon, Ga., in 1902; was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in Milledgeville; prosecuting attorney of Baldwin County, Ga., 1906-1909; member of the State house of representatives 1909-1912, serving as speaker pro tempore in 1911 and 1912; appointed judge of the county court of Baldwin County and served from October 3, 1912, to November 2, 1914, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas W. Hardwick; reelected to the Sixty-fourth and to the twenty-four succeeding Congresses and served from November 3, 1914, to January 3, 1965); chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Seventy-second through Seventy-ninth Congresses), Committee on Armed Services (Eighty-first, Eighty-second and Eighty-fourth through Eighty-eighth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination to the Eighty-ninth Congress; resided in Milledgeville, Ga., where he died June 1, 1981; interment in Memory Hill Cemetery.
BibliographyCook, James F. Carl Vinson: Patriarch of the Armed Forces. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2004.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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