John William FLANNAGAN, Jr., Congress, VA (1885-1955)


FLANNAGAN, John William, Jr., a Representative from Virginia; born on a farm near Trevilians, Louisa County, Va., February 20, 1885; attended the public schools and was graduated from the law department of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., in 1907; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Appalachia, Wise County, Va.; served as Commonwealth’s attorney for Buchanan County, Va., in 1916 and 1917; moved to Clintwood, Va., in 1917, and to Bristol, Va., in 1925, and continued the practice of law; also engaged in banking 1917-1930; congressional adviser to the first session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations at Quebec in 1945; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1949); chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1948; resumed the practice of law in Bristol, Va., until his death there April 27, 1955; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

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