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BONNER, Herbert Covington, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Washington, Beaufort
County, N.C., May 16, 1891; graduated from Graham School, Warrenton, N.C.;
United States Army during World War I; salesman; farmer; secretary to United
States Representative Lindsay C. Warren, 1924-1940; elected simultaneously as a
Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Lindsay C.
Warren; reelected to the Seventy-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses
(November 5, 1940-November 7, 1965); chair, Committee on Election of President,
Vice President, and Representatives in Congress (Seventy-ninth Congress);
chair, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Eighty-fourth through
Eighty-ninth Congresses); died on November 7, 1965, in Washington, D.C.;
interment in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C.