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Brady Preston Gentry
Birth: Mar. 25, 1896
Colfax
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1966
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

US Congressman. He was born in Colfax, Texas, attended Tyler Commercial College, East Texas State University and Tennessee's Cumberland University Law School, afterwards beginning a law practice in Tyler. Gentry enlisted in the Army for World War I, served as an Infantryman in Europe and attained the rank of Captain. After the war he worked for the tax collectors of Van Zandt County and the City of Tyler. From 1921 to 1924 he was Smith County Attorney, and he was County Judge from 1931 to 1939. Gentry was Chairman of the Texas State Highway Commission from 1939 to 1945. In 1952 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democrat and served two terms, 1953 to 1957. He did not run for reelection in 1956, afterwards practicing law until his death in Houston. A lifelong bachelor, Gentry was active in education as a supporter and benefactor of Southern Methodist University and Tyler Junior College. The trust established by his will made regular donations after his death, and its 2006 termination resulted in a final bequest of $2.5 million to SMU's Brady P. Gentry Scholarship Fund, bringing its endowment to over $5 million. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Whitfield Gentry (1852 - 1943)
  Virginia C. McPhail Gentry (1852 - 1925)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Epsie Gentry Thorn (1877 - 1937)*
  Minnie Lou Gentry White (1879 - 1970)*
  Archie Gentry (1882 - 1889)*
  Carrie Isabelle Gentry Terry (1884 - 1976)*
  Cora Catherine Gentry Hardegree (1887 - 1964)*
  Infant Daughter Gentry (1890 - 1890)*
  Brady Preston Gentry (1896 - 1966)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Tyler
Smith County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 30, 2005
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Brady Preston Gentry
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Brady Preston Gentry
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Brady Preston Gentry
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