REGAN, Kenneth Mills, (1893 - 1959)

REGAN, Kenneth Mills, a Representative from Texas; born in Mount Morris, Ogle County, Ill., March 6, 1893; attended the public schools and Vincennes (Ind.) University; during the First World War served as a flyer in the United States Army Signal Corps; in 1920 engaged in the real estate business and as an oil operator in Pecos, Tex.; alderman of the city of Pecos; mayor of Pecos 1929-1932; member of the State senate 1933-1937; during the Second World War served as an intelligence officer in the Air Corps and was discharged with the rank of captain; moved to Midland, Tex., and continued oil operations; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert Ewing Thomason; reelected to the Eighty-first, Eighty-second, and Eighty-third Congresses, and served from August 23, 1947, to January 3, 1955; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; representative of Texas railroads in Washington, D.C.; died in Santa Fe, N.Mex., on August 15, 1959; interment in Resthaven Memorial Park, Midland, Tex.