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  Byron, William D.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameWilliam D. Byron
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Williamsport, Maryland , United States
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Born May 15, 1895
DiedFebruary 27, 1941 (45 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
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Sep 06, 2015 10:34pm
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Info(husband of Katharine Edgar Byron and father of Goodloe Edgar Byron), a Representative from Maryland; born in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Va., May 15, 1895; moved to Williamsport, Washington County, Md. with his parents in 1899; attended the public schools, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.; during the First World War enlisted as a private in the Aviation Corps; commissioned a first lieutenant, and was assigned as an instructor in flying and in aerial gunnery; engaged in the leather manufacturing business in 1919; served as mayor of Williamsport 1926-1930; member of the State senate 1930-1934; member of the Maryland Roads commission in 1934 and 1935; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in an airplane crash at Jonesboro, near Atlanta, Ga.


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Wife Katharine Edgar Byron 00, 1922-Feb 27, 1941
Son Goodloe Edgar Byron 1929-1978
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  11/05/1940 MD District 6 Won 53.46% (+6.93%)
  11/08/1938 MD District 6 Won 50.81% (+1.61%)
  09/12/1938 MD District 6 - D Primary Won 47.49% (+19.25%)
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