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John Albert Whitaker

John Albert Whitaker, American congressman. member 81st Congress (1949-1951), 2d Kentucky District; Member American Legion, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.; Rotarian.


  • Whitaker, John Albert was born on October 31, 1901 in Russellville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Arthur and Annie B. (James) Whitaker.

  • Education

    • Educated public schools and Bethel College, Russellville, and University of Kentucky.


    • County attorney, Logan County, Kentucky, 1928-1948. Elected member 80th Congress, 1948, to fill unexpired term. Member 81st Congress (1949-1951), 2d Kentucky District.


    The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Since righteousness is demanded of God, one needs to know how to receive lieutenant It is received through faith. It is having faith in God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.


    Member 81st Congress (1949-1951), 2d Kentucky District. Member American Legion, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.


    • Married Helen Dent, 1931.
    • father: Arthur Whitaker
    • mother: Annie B. (James) Whitaker
    • spouse: Helen Dent
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    Died December 15, 1951
    (aged 50)