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| United States Senator |
September 29, 1941 –January 3, 1943
|Preceded by||James Eastland|
|Succeeded by||James Eastland|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi's 2nd district|
March 4, 1929 –September 28, 1941
|Preceded by||Bill G. Lowrey|
|Succeeded by||Jamie L. Whitten|
|19th Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate|
February 1, 1943 –January 3, 1947
|Leader||Alben W. Barkley|
|Preceded by||Chesley W. Jurney|
|Succeeded by||Edward F. McGinnis|
|Born||August 8, 1892|
Holly Springs, Mississippi
|Died||March 2, 1962 69) (aged|
|Resting place||Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Mississippi|
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Bill G. Lowrey
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from Mississippi's 2nd congressional district
Jamie L. Whitten
| U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Mississippi |
Served alongside: Theodore G. Bilbo
Chesley W. Jurney
| Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate |
1943 - 1947
Edward F. McGinnis
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