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Gerald Wayne Landis Edit Profile

Congressman

Gerald Wayne Landis, American congressman. member 76th to 80th Congresses (1939-1949), 7th Indiana District; Served as Lieutenant, United States Army, 1918.; Member 40 & 8, American Legion, Greater Linton; Member Disciples of Christ. Church; Mason (32 degree), Elk, Knights of Pythias, L.O.O.M.

Background

Landis, Gerald Wayne was born on February 23, 1895 in Bloomfield, Indiana, United States. Son of John Dowell and Netta Criss (Oliphant) Landis.

Education

Born in Bloomfield, Indiana, Landis attended the public schools of Linton, Indiana.

He graduated from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1923 and received master's degree in 1938. He played college football as a quarterback for the Indiana Hoosiers football team in the early 1920s.

Career

He served as a lieutenant in the Infantry of the United States Army in 1918 and 1919. He taught in the high schools at Linton, Indiana from 1923 to 1938. Landis was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1949). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1944 and Indiana State convention in 1964. He served as assistant to the Administrator, Commodity Stabilization Service, Department of Agriculture, from April 1954 to January 1961.

Membership

Member 76th to 80th Congresses (1939-1949), 7th Indiana District. Served as Lieutenant, United States Army, 1918. Member 40 & 8, American Legion, Greater Linton.

Member Disciples of Christ. Church; Mason (32 degree), Elk, Knights of Pythias, L.O.O.M.

Connections

mother:
Netta Criss (Oliphant) Landis