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  Gray, Kenneth J.
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<-  1985-01-01  
 
NameKenneth J. Gray
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West Frankfort, Illinois , United States
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Born November 14, 1924
DiedJuly 12, 2014 (89 years)
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InfoKenneth James Gray

born in West Frankfort, Franklin County, Ill., November 14, 1924; attended the West Frankfort and Pope County elementary schools and graduated from West Frankfort Community High School; owner of Gray Motors, West Frankfort, Ill., 1942-1954; also operated an air service at Benton, Ill., 1948 to 1952; licensed pilot; during the Second World War served from January 1943 as a crew chief with the Twelfth Air Force in North Africa; served with the combat engineers of the Fifth Army in Italy; returned to the Twelfth Air Force and participated in combat over southern France and central Europe until discharged as a first sergeant in December 1945; one of the founders of the Walking Dog Foundation for the Blind; licensed auctioneer; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1955, until his resignation December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-ninth and One Hundredth Congresses (January 3, 1985-January 3, 1989); was not a candidate for renomination in 1988 to the One Hundred First Congress; is a resident of West Frankfort, Ill.

He ran for the Democratic nomination in the 26th Congressional District in the 1950 primary, but lost to former former Rep. Kent Ellsworth Keller.

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  11/04/1986 IL District 22 Won 53.23% (+6.47%)
  11/06/1984 IL District 22 Won 50.25% (+0.51%)
  03/20/1984 IL District 22 - D Primary Won 55.86% (+11.73%)
  11/07/1972 IL District 24 Won 93.65% (+87.32%)
  11/03/1970 IL District 21 Won 62.48% (+24.97%)
  11/05/1968 IL District 21 Won 54.15% (+8.29%)
  11/08/1966 IL District 21 Won 56.20% (+12.39%)
  06/14/1966 IL District 21-D Primary Won 94.88% (+89.75%)
  11/03/1964 IL District 21 Won 64.98% (+29.96%)
  11/06/1962 IL District 21 Won 59.99% (+19.97%)
  11/08/1960 IL District 25 Won 57.90% (+15.79%)
  11/04/1958 IL District 25 Won 58.22% (+16.43%)
  11/06/1956 IL District 25 Won 53.83% (+7.67%)
  11/02/1954 IL District 25 Won 52.61% (+5.22%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Nobel Peace Prize - Oct 10, 1964 N Frederick Burdick