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  Reece, B. Carroll
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  1961-01-01  
 
NameB. Carroll Reece
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Butler, Tennessee , United States
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Born December 22, 1889
Died March 19, 1961 (71 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Dec 21, 2014 10:27pm
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InfoREECE, Brazilla Carroll, (husband of Louise G. Reece), a Representative from Tennessee; born on a farm near Butler, Johnson County, Tenn., December 22, 1889; attended the public schools, Watauga Academy, Carson-Newman College, New York University, and the University of London; assistant secretary and instructor in the New York University in 1916 and 1917; during the First World War enlisted in May 1917 and served with the American Expeditionary Forces from October 1917 to July 1919; was decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Purple Heart, and the French Croix de Guerre with Palm; director of the School of Business Administration of New York University in 1919 and 1920; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; elected to the Seventy-third and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1947); was not a candidate for renomination in 1946; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, and 1948; lawyer, banker, and publisher; member of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution in 1945 and 1946; chairman of the Republican National Committee 1946-1948; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1948; elected to the Eighty-second and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1951, until his death in Bethesda, Md., March 19, 1961; chairman, Special Committee on Tax Exempt Foundations (Eighty-third Congress); interment in Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City, Tenn.



Image source (1937): New York Times, 2/17/1940

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FAMILY
Wife Louise Goff Reece 00, 1923-Mar 19, 1961
Father In-Law Guy D. Goff 1866-1933

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  11/08/1960 TN District 1 Won 75.41% (+50.82%)
  11/04/1958 TN District 01 Won 58.69% (+17.37%)
  11/06/1956 TN District 01 Won 72.14% (+44.29%)
  11/02/1954 TN District 01 Won 62.46% (+24.92%)
  11/04/1952 TN District 01 Won 65.92% (+31.84%)
  11/07/1950 TN District 01 Won 46.46% (+18.39%)
  08/03/1950 TN District 1 - R Primary Won 51.54% (+3.09%)
  11/02/1948 TN US Senate Lost 33.45% (-31.88%)
  06/21/1948 US President - R Convention Lost 0.83% (-59.91%)
  00/00/1946 RNC Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1944 TN District 01 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1942 TN District 01 Won 96.12% (+92.23%)
  11/05/1940 TN District 01 Won 68.68% (+37.35%)
  11/08/1938 TN District 01 Won 58.03% (+31.55%)
  11/03/1936 TN District 01 Won 60.39% (+29.22%)
  11/06/1934 TN District 01 Won 56.83% (+21.67%)
  11/08/1932 TN District 01 Won 45.70% (+3.73%)
  11/04/1930 TN District 01 Lost 46.61% (-6.78%)
  11/06/1928 TN District 01 Won 78.64% (+57.28%)
  11/02/1926 TN District 01 Won 88.00% (+76.00%)
  11/04/1924 TN District 01 Won 62.56% (+32.24%)
  11/07/1922 TN District 01 Won 77.03% (+54.05%)
  11/02/1920 TN District 01 Won 98.34% (+96.67%)
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