Clyde Williams

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CLYDE WILLIAMS, CONGRESSMAN

CLYDE WILLIAMS, Democrat, Congressman from the Eighth District; was born on a farm in Jefferson County, Missouri, October 13, 1873; educated in the public schools, the DeSoto high school, the Cape Girardeau Normal School, and the University of Missouri, from which he was graduated in 1901in both the academic and legal departments. He was elected prosecuting attorney of Jefferson County three times--in 1902, 1904 and 1906. Has taken an active interest in politics and for six years served as chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Central Committee. Practiced law in Southeast Missouri continuously since 1901. Elected from the old Thirteenth District to the 70th and 72nd Congresses; re-elected to the 73rd Congress as Representative at large for the State of Missouri by a majority of 415,862, and to the 74th and 75th Congresses from the new Eighth Congressional District. Nominated without opposition in the August 1938 primaries, he was elected to the 76th Congress in November of that year. Is the ranking Democratic member of the Banking and Currency Committee of the House of Representatives. On April 26, 1905, he married Miss Lola MARSDEN of Victoria, Mo., and they have three children, Eleanor Doyne, Merle Lee, and Evan Duane; resides at Hillsboro, Mo.

EIGHTH DISTRICT Consisted of: the following Counties: Jefferson, Ste. Genevieve, Perry, St. Francois, Washington, Iron, Madison, Wayne, Carter, Reynolds, Crawford, Phelps, Dent, Shannon, Oregon, Texas, Pulaski and Laclede. Population in 1930---253,716

The Official Manual of the State of Mo. 1939-40
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