GROSS, Harold Royce, a Representative from Iowa; born in Arispe, Union County, Iowa, June
30, 1899; educated in the rural schools; served with the First Iowa Field
Artillery in the Mexican border campaign in 1916; during the First World War
served in the United States Army, with overseas service, 1917-1919; attended
Iowa State College and the University of Missouri School of Journalism at
Columbia; newspaper reporter and editor for various newspapers 1921-1935; radio
news commentator 1935-1948; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968;
elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first and to the twelve succeeding
Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for
reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; was a resident of Arlington,
Va., until his death in Washington, D.C., on September 22, 1987; interment in
Arlington National Cemetery.
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Prickliness: Iowas H. R. Gross in the U. S. House of Representatives,
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