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MANASCO, Carter, A Representative from Alabama; born in Townley, Walker County, Ala., January 3, 1902; attended the public schools and Howard College, Birmingham, Ala.; graduated from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, LL.B., 1927 and J.D. 1929; was admitted to the bar the same year and began practice in Jasper, Ala.; member of the State house of representatives, 1930-1934; served as secretary to Speaker William B. Bankhead 1933-1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Walter W. Bankhead; reelected to the Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses and served from June 24, 1941, to January 3, 1949; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments (Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1948; resumed the practice of law and engaged in public relations work; member, first Hoover Commission on Reorganization of the Executive Departments, 1947-1949; legislative counsel, National Coal Association, 1949-1985; was a resident of McLean, Va., until his death in Arlington, Va., on February 5, 1992; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Montgomery, AL
Papers: 1940, 1 folder. Letters of sympathy written to Carter Manasco on the occasion of William Brockman Bankhead's death in 1940.
Papers: In the Alabama Governor (1943-1947: Sparks) Administrative Files, 1942-1947, 49 cubic feet. Other authors include Carter Manasco.
Papers: In the Alabama Governor (1943-1947: Sparks) Legislative Tracking Files, 1943-1945, 7.5 cubic feet. Correspondents include U.S. Representatives from Alabama Carter Manasco.
Papers: In the Alabama. Governor (1943-1947: Sparks) Public Relation Files, 1943-1947, 9 cubic feet. Other authors include Carter Manasco.
Papers: In the Charles B. Crow Papers, 1920-1949, 1.7 cubic feet. Other authors include Carter Manasco.

Herbert Hoover Library

West Branch, IA
Oral History: 22 pages. Index in library.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Oral History: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress. Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
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