NEAL, William Elmer



NEAL, William Elmer, a Representative from West Virginia; born on a farm near Proctorville, Lawrence County, Ohio, October 14, 1875; attended the public schools; graduated from Proctorville High School in 1894; taught school in Ohio and Kentucky for six years; graduated from National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, in 1900 and received a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1906; commenced the general practice of medicine in Huntington, W.Va., in 1907; served as mayor of Huntington 1925-1928; member of Huntington Park Board 1931-1952, and West Virginia Public Health Council 1936-1940; member of West Virginia house of delegates in 1951 and 1952; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third Congress (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1955); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; served as medical consultant to Foreign Operations Administration in Afghanistan from February 17, 1955, to June 20, 1955; elected to the Eighty-fifth Congress (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; died in Huntington, W.Va., November 12, 1959; interment in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Marshall University
James E. Morrow Library

Huntington, WV
Papers: 1852-1957. 10 items. Primarily relating to his years as a rural school teacher, including a diary.
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