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  Sears, Willis G.
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NameWillis G. Sears
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, Nebraska , United States
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Born August 16, 1860
DiedJune 01, 1949 (88 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Jun 22, 2009 09:21pm
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InfoSEARS, Willis Gratz, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio, August 16, 1860; attended the common schools; moved to Nebraska in 1879 and studied law at the University of Kansas at Lawrence; was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced the practice of his profession in Tekamah, Burt County, Nebr.; prosecuting attorney for Burt County 1895-1901; member of the State house of representatives 1901-1904, serving as speaker in 1901; elected as judge of the fourth judicial district of Nebraska, November 6, 1903, and served until March 10, 1923, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1931); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Sixty-ninth Congress), Committee on Elections No. 3 (Seventy-first Congress); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; resumed the practice of law; again elected judge of the fourth judicial district of Nebraska and served from 1932 to 1948; died in Omaha, Nebr., on June 1, 1949; interment in Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah, Nebr.

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  08/12/1930 NE District 2 - R Primary Lost 44.99% (-3.51%)
  11/06/1928 NE - District 02 Won 56.04% (+12.07%)
  11/02/1926 NE - District 02 Won 59.46% (+18.93%)
  11/04/1924 NE - District 02 Won 55.47% (+19.69%)
  11/07/1922 NE - District 02 Won 48.17% (+1.92%)
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