POOL, Joe Richard, (1911 - 1968)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

POOL, Joe Richard, a Representative from Texas; born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., February 18, 1911; attended the Dallas public schools and the University of Texas, 1929-1933; graduated from Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Tex., in 1937; was admitted to the Texas bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Dallas, Tex.; served with the United States Army as a special investigator, Air Corps Intelligence, 1943-1945; member of State house of representatives, 1953-1958; unsuccessful candidate for the Eighty-sixth Congress in 1958 and the Eighty-seventh Congress in 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth, Eighty-ninth, and Ninetieth Congresses, and served from January 3, 1963, until his death in Houston, Tex., July 14, 1968; interment in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.