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Herbert Alton Meyer

Politician. Republican. Born: August 30, 1886, Chillicothe, Ohio. Died: October 2, 1950. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District: January 3, 1947, to October 2, 1950.

Herbert Meyer, who served the Kansas 3rd District in the late 1940s, was born in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, on August 30, 1886, attended the grade schools of Washington, D.C., the Staunton Military Academy, Staunton, Virginia, 1900-1904, the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1905-1908, and was graduated from National University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1910. Meyer was admitted to the bar in 1910 and during the First World War served as a captain in the United States Army Air Corps; he also served as assistant to the Secretary of the Interior (1915-1917), an executive of an oil marketing company (1919-1937), and in 1940 became publisher of the Independence (Kans.) Daily Reporter. Elected to Congresses in 1946 and reelected in 1948, Meyer died in office on October 2, 1950.

Entry: Meyer, Herbert Alton

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