MAY, Andrew Jackson

MAY, Andrew Jackson
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MAY, Andrew Jackson, a Representative from Kentucky; born on Beaver Creek, near Langley, Floyd County, Ky., June 24, 1875; attended the public schools; taught in the schools of Floyd and Magoffin Counties, Ky., for five years; was graduated from Southern Normal University Law School, Huntingdon, Tenn. (later Union College, Jackson, Tenn.), in 1898; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Prestonsburg, Ky.; county attorney of Floyd County 1901-1909; special judge of the circuit court of Johnson and Martin Counties in 1925 and 1926; also engaged in agricultural pursuits, coal mining, and banking; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1947); chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; convicted on July 3, 1947, of bribery and defrauding the United States government; full pardon granted by President Harry S. Truman on December 25, 1952; resumed the practice of law; died in Prestonsburg, Ky., September 6, 1959; interment in Mayo Cemetery.

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