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  Colmer, William M.
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NameWilliam M. Colmer
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Pascagoula, Mississippi , United States
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Born February 11, 1890
DiedSeptember 09, 1980 (90 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 15, 2014 10:01pm
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Infoborn in Moss Point, Jackson County, Miss., February 11, 1890; attended the public schools and Millsaps College at Jackson, Miss.; taught school at Lumberton, Miss., 1914-1917; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1917; during the First World War served as a private in the Quartermaster Corps, advancing through the ranks to regimental sergeant major, and served from July 24, 1918, to March 17, 1919; commenced the practice of law in Pascagoula, Miss., in 1919; county attorney of Jackson County, Miss., 1921-1927; district attorney of the second district of Mississippi from 1928 until his resignation in 1933, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the nineteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1973); chairman, Committee on Rules (Ninetieth through Ninety-second Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate in 1947; was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; was a resident of Pascagoula, Miss., where he died September 9, 1980; interment in Machpelah Cemetery, Pascagoula, Miss.



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  11/03/1970 MS District 5 Won 90.39% (+80.78%)
  11/05/1968 MS District 5 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/04/1968 MS District 5 - D Primary Won 85.80% (+77.97%)
  11/08/1966 MS District 5 Won 70.02% (+40.04%)
  06/07/1966 MS District 5 - D Primary Won 59.90% (+24.38%)
  11/03/1964 MS District 5 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/02/1964 MS District 5 - D Primary Won 61.25% (+29.26%)
  11/06/1962 MS District 5 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/05/1962 MS District 5 - D Primary Won 86.02% (+72.04%)
  11/08/1960 MS District 6 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1958 MS - District 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/28/1958 MS District 6 - D Primary Won 63.12% (+27.47%)
  11/06/1956 MS - District 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/28/1956 MS District 6 - D Primary Won 93.88% (+87.76%)
  11/02/1954 MS - District 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1952 MS - District 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1950 MS - District 06 Won 89.20% (+78.40%)
  11/02/1948 MS - District 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/24/1948 MS District 6 - D Primary Won 60.35% (+20.71%)
  11/04/1947 MS US Senate - Special Election Lost 23.60% (-3.27%)
  11/05/1946 MS - District 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/02/1946 MS District 6 - D Primary Won 55.28% (+10.56%)
  11/07/1944 MS - District 06 Won 95.68% (+91.36%)
  11/03/1942 MS - District 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/25/1942 MS District 6 - D Primary Won 60.50% (+21.01%)
  11/05/1940 MS - District 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1938 MS - District 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1936 MS - District 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1934 MS - District 06 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1932 MS District 6 Won 94.50% (+90.06%)
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MS District 5 - Nov 07, 1972 R Trent Lott