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ZIMMERMAN, Orville

ZIMMERMAN, Orville
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1880–1948

Biography

ZIMMERMAN, Orville, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm near Glenallen, Bollinger County, Mo., December 31, 1880; attended the public schools and Mayfield-Smith Academy, Marble Hill, Mo.; was graduated from the Southeast Missouri State College at Cape Girardeau in 1904 and from the law department of the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1911; principal of Dexter (Mo.) High School 1904-1908; was admitted to the bar in 1911 and commenced practice in Kennett, Mo.; during the First World War served as a private in the United States Army in 1918; member of the board of education of Kennett, Mo., 1928-1936; member of the board of regents of Southeast Missouri State College 1933-1948; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 7, 1948; interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Kennett, Mo.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Missouri
Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia

Columbia, MO
Papers: 1922-1962, 4.1 linear feet. Correspondence and other papers from Orville Zimmerman's terms as a Democratic congressman from Missouri's 10th district, 1935-1948. Zimmerman's major committee assignments included the Agriculture, Flood Control, and Post-War Economic Policy and Planning Committees.
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