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Brady P. Gentry

Born: Mar 25, 1896

Death: Nov 9, 1966

Birthplace: Texas

Nationality: United States

Brady P. Gentry

Date of Birth : Mar 25, 1896
Date of Death : Nov 9, 1966
Birth Place : Texas

Brady Preston Gentry was a U.S. Representative from Texas. Born in Colfax, Texas, Gentry attended the public schools and East Texas State College, Commerce, Texas. He graduated from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, and studied law. He was admitted to the bar and began practice in Tyler, Texas. In 1918, Gentry enlisted in the United States Army; he served in Europe and rose to the rank of captain of Infantry. Gentry was the county attorney of Smith County 1921–1924 and the county judge of Smith County 1931–1939. He served as chairman of the Texas State Highway Commission 1939–1945. Gentry was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and Eighty-fourth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress. After leaving Congress, Gentry resumed the practice of law. He died in Houston, Texas, November 9, 1966. He was interred in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Texas.

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