CHRISTOPHER, George Henry, (1888 - 1959)


CHRISTOPHER, George Henry, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm in Bates County, near Butler, Mo., December 9, 1888; attended the public schools of Bates County, Mo.; was graduated from Hill’s Business College, Sedalia, Mo., in 1907; lived on a farm in Calhoun County, Ill., and in Craig County, near Vinita, Okla; owned and operated a farm in Bates County, Mo.; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; assistant to the director, Agricultural Conservation Program, Department of Agriculture, from January 1951 to September 1952; elected to the Eighty-fourth, Eighty-fifth, and Eighty-sixth Congresses and served from January 3, 1955, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 23, 1959; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Mo.