PRESTON, Prince Hulon, Jr., (1908 - 1961)


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PRESTON, Prince Hulon, Jr., a Representative from Georgia; born in Monroe, Walton County, Ga., July 5, 1908; attended the public schools of Statesboro, Ga.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Georgia at Athens in 1930; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Statesboro, Ga.; member of the State house of representatives 1935-1938; during the Second World War enlisted in September 1942 as a private in the United States Army; was promoted through the ranks to captain, being discharged October 13, 1945; elected judge of the city court of Statesboro in 1946 but did not serve, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1960; died in Savannah, Ga., February 8, 1961; interment in Eastside Cemetery, Statesboro, Ga.