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Newell Adolphus George

Politician. Democrat. Born: September 24, 1904, Kansas City, Missouri. Died:  October 22, 1992. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District: January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1961.

On September 24, 1904, Newell A. George was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and educated in public schools of Kansas City, Kansas. George then attended the Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri; Park College at Parkville, Missouri; the University of Kansas City School of Law; and was graduated from National University, Washington, D.C., in 1935. George was admitted to the District of Columbia bar in 1935 and to the Kansas bar in 1941, and he commenced the practice of law in Kansas City, Kansas. In 1933-1934 George served on the staff of U.S. Senator George McGill, a Kansas Democrat, and in several other federal positions. He was elected to a seat in the Eighty-sixth Congress in 1958 (served, January 3, 1959-January 3, 1961) but was unsuccessful in his reelection bid in 1960. Soon after finishing his term in the House of Representatives, George accepted appointment as United States attorney for the district of Kansas, serving in this position until June 20, 1968. Thereafter George resided in Kansas City, Kansas, until his death on October 22, 1992.

Entry: George, Newell Adolphus

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: May 2012

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