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                        Staggers STAGGERS, Harley Orrin, (father of Harley Orrin Staggers, Jr.), a Representative from West Virginia; born in Keyser, Mineral County, W.Va., August 3, 1907; attended the public schools of Mineral County, W.Va.; was graduated from Emory and Henry College, Emory, Va., in 1931; graduate work at Duke University in 1935; coach and teacher of science at Norton (Va.) High School 1931-1933; head coach of Potomac State College, Keyser, W.Va., 1933-1935; sheriff of Mineral County, W.Va., 1937-1941; right-of-way agent, State Road Commission of West Virginia, in 1941 and 1942; West Virginia State Director, Office of Government Reports (later Office of War Information) in 1942; lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Air Corps with service as a navigator in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters of War 1942-1946; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1981); chairman, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Eighty-ninth through Ninety-sixth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; was a resident of Keyser, W.Va., until his death in Cumberland, Md., on August 20, 1991.

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Representative 01/03/1949 01/03/1981 2 House of Representatives WV
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