WOODRUM, Clifton Alexander, a Representative from Virginia; born in Roanoke, Roanoke County,
Va., April 27, 1887; attended the public schools of his native city and the
University College of Medicine (now combined with the Medical College of
Virginia), Richmond, Va.; became a registered pharmacist and engaged in his
profession in Roanoke; studied law at Washington and Lee University, Lexington,
Va.; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Roanoke, Va.;
Commonwealth attorney of Roanoke 1917-1919; judge of the Hustings Court of
Roanoke 1919-1922; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the eleven
succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his resignation on
December 31, 1945, to become president of the American Plant Food Council,
Inc.; died in Washington, D.C., October 6, 1950; interment in Fairview
Cemetery, Roanoke, Va.
BibliographySargeant, James E. Clifton A. Woodrum of Virginia: A Southern
Progressive in Congress, 1923-1945.
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