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  Whittington, William M.
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NameWilliam M. Whittington
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Greenwood, Mississippi , United States
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Born May 04, 1878
DiedAugust 20, 1962 (84 years)
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InfoWHITTINGTON, William Madison, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Little Springs, Franklin County, Miss., May 4, 1878; attended the public schools of Franklin County; was graduated from Mississippi College at Clinton in 1898 and from the law department of the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1899; was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Roxie, Franklin County, Miss., January 1, 1901; in January 1904 moved to Greenwood, Miss., where he continued the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the city council, Greenwood, Miss., from January 1, 1907, to January 1, 1911; member of the State senate from January 1, 1916, to January 1, 1920; reelected in 1923 for a four-year term and served from January 1 to August 16, 1924, when he resigned to accept the Democratic nomination for Representative in Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920, 1928, 1936, 1940, and 1948; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-January 3, 1951); chairman, Committee on Flood Control (Seventy-fifth through Seventy-ninth Congresses), Committee on Public Works (Eighty-first Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1950; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Greenwood, Miss., until his death August 20, 1962; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.


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  11/02/1948 MS - District 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1946 MS - District 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1944 MS - District 03 Won 96.40% (+92.80%)
  11/03/1942 MS - District 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1940 MS - District 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1938 MS - District 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1936 MS - District 03 Won 97.47% (+94.94%)
  08/25/1936 MS District 3 - D Primary Won 66.86% (+33.72%)
  11/06/1934 MS - District 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1932 MS District 3 Won 95.75% (+93.24%)
  08/23/1932 MS District 3 - D Primary Won 72.59% (+45.19%)
  11/04/1930 MS - District 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1928 MS - District 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1926 MS - District 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1924 MS - District 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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