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  Houston, John M.
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AffiliationDemocratic   
NameJohn M. Houston
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Newton, Kansas , United States
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Born September 15, 1890
DiedApril 29, 1975 (84 years)
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InfoHOUSTON, John Mills, a Representative from Kansas; born on a farm near Formosa, Jewell County, Kans., September 15, 1890; attended the public schools of Wichita, Kans., St. John’s Military School, Salina, Kans., and Fairmount University, Wichita, Kans.; engaged in the theatrical business 1912-1917; during the First World War served as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps 1917-1919; engaged in the retail lumber business at Newton, Kans., 1919-1934; mayor of Newton 1927-1931; secretary of the Democratic State central committee in 1934 and 1935; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; appointed a member of the National Labor Relations Board on March 15, 1943, and served until his retirement on August 27, 1953; resided in Laguna Beach, Calif., where he died April 29, 1975; interment in Melrose Abbey Cemetery, Anaheim, Calif.

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  11/03/1942 KS District 4 Lost 44.35% (-11.31%)
  11/05/1940 KS District 5 Won 52.51% (+5.01%)
  11/08/1938 KS District 5 Won 50.29% (+0.58%)
  11/03/1936 KS District 5 Won 60.01% (+20.01%)
  11/06/1934 KS District 5 Won 57.06% (+20.82%)
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