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William Robert "Bob" Poage
Birth: Dec. 28, 1899
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1987
Temple
Bell County
Texas, USA

US Congressman. He was an apprentice seaman in the US Navy during World War I. He taught geology courses at Baylor University, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1924. He was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1925 through 1929 and the State Senate from 1931 through 1937. He served twenty-one consecutive terms in the US House of Representatives, from January 3, 1937 until his resignation on December 31, 1978 and was the chairman of the Agriculture Committee from January 30, 1967 until January 30, 1975. (bio by: Thom Painter) 
 
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  Frances Cotton Poage (1901 - 1983)
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 3 Lot 80 Space 1 1/2
GPS (lat/lon): 31.32239, -97.06605
 
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Record added: Oct 25, 2000
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In 1950, my Mom wrote a letter to Congressman Poage to ask him to help my Dad. He was scheduled to go to Korea. He had shrapnel in his knees from Italy and was unable to walk after weeks in boot camp due to swelling from them. She knew he would have sure...(Read more)
- Melinda Iley-Dohn
 Added: Mar. 1, 2014

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Jan. 3, 2014
Rest in peace, sir...
- Diane
 Added: Feb. 2, 2013
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