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                        Hungate HUNGATE, William Leonard, a Representative from Missouri; born in Benton, Franklin County, Ill., December 14, 1922; graduated from Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, Mo., 1929; attended the public schools, Central Methodist College, Fayette, Mo. and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Mich.; A.B., University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 1943; LL.B., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1948; J.D., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1969; United States Army, 1943-1946; received Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star; was admitted to the bar in 1948; lawyer, private practice; prosecuting attorney of Lincoln County, Mo, 1951-1956; special assistant attorney general, 1958-1964; elected simultaneously as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the Eighty-ninth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Clarence Cannon, and reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (November 3, 1964-January 3, 1977); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; professor, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Mo., 1977-1979; justice, United States district judge for the eastern district of Missouri, 1979-1992; president, American Bar Association’s National Conference of Federal Trial Judges, 1985-1986; died on June 22, 2007, St. Louis County, Mo.

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Representative 01/03/1963 01/03/1977 9 House of Representatives MO
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