SLACK, John Mark, Jr.

SLACK, John Mark, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


SLACK, John Mark, Jr., a Representative from West Virginia; born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., March 18, 1915; attended the public schools in Charleston, W.Va., and Virginia Military Institute at Lexington; member of Kanawha County Court 1948-1952; Kanawha County assessor 1952-1958; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1959, until his death March 17, 1980, in Alexandria, Va.; interment in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, W.Va.

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

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External Research Collections

West Virginia State Archives
Manuscript Collections

Charleston, WV
Papers: ca. 1958-1980; 12 boxes, 22 memory books, 2 scrapbooks, 2 boxes of photos, and 3 oversized folders. The papers of former Congressman John Slack document his time in the U.S. House of Representatives and contain daily reminder books, guest books, voting records, briefing books, memorial addresses, speeches, annual reports, "Your Congressman Reports," correspondence, Christmas cards, campaign materials, invitations, certificates, newsclippings, photographs, and oversized materials. An inventory is available in the repository and online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: John M. Slack, Jr., Democratic Representative from West Virginia. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

United States. Congress (96th, 2nd session: 1980). Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of John M. Slack, late a Representative from West Virginia / Ninety-sixth Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1980.

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