Brady Preston GENTRY, Congress, TX (1896-1966)


GENTRY, Brady Preston, a Representative from Texas; born in Colfax, Van Zandt County, Tex., March 25, 1896; attended the public schools and East Texas State College, Commerce, Tex.; graduated from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Tyler, Tex.; enlisted in the United States Army in 1918; served in Europe and rose to the rank of captain of Infantry; county attorney of Smith County 1921-1924; county judge of Smith County 1931-1939; chairman of the Texas State Highway Commission 1939-1945; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and Eighty-fourth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1957); was not a candidate for renomination in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Houston, Tex., November 9, 1966; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Tex.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present