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YON, Thomas Alva

YON, Thomas Alva
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


YON, Thomas Alva, a Representative from Florida; born near Blountstown, Calhoun County, Fla., March 14, 1882; at the age of five years moved with his parents to a farm in Jackson County, Fla.; attended rural schools, and was graduated from Lanier Southern Business College, Macon, Ga., in 1903; returned to Blountstown, Fla., the same year and engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1906; engaged as a traveling salesman at Tallahassee, Fla., 1906-1927; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; special and commercial agent in the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., 1933-1940; assistant investigator, Division of Investigation, General Accounting Office, from 1941 until his retirement in January 1946; engaged in development and sale of his Florida real estate holdings after retirement; died in Tallahassee, Fla., February 16, 1971; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Florida
Department of Special Collections, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History

Gainesville, FL
Papers: 1927-1933, 1 linear foot. The papers contain congressional correspondence of Thomas Alva Yon.
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