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Collection National Woman's Party Congressional Voting Card Collection
Catalog Number 1929.005.001
Object Name Card, Congressional Voting
Title Congressional Directory Bio of Representative Joe Crail
Date 1929
Dates of Creation 1929
Year Range from 1929
Year Range to 1929
Scope & Content Congressional Voting Card File, 1915-1932
The following is on a 5" x 8" paper card:

Crail, Joe
[written in ink]

Tenth District - Los Angeles County: Assembly districts 55 to 59, 63 to 67, and 72. Population (1920) 418,644

Joe Crail, Republican, of Los Angeles, Calif. and his twin brother, Judge Charles S. Crail, dean of the superior court of Los Angles, were born at Fairfield, Iowa, on Christmas eve, 1877; they resemble each other in appearance, have always dressed alike, and are pleased to be mistaken one for the other; they were partners in the practice of law until Charles went on the bench in 1918; at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War both enlisted as privates for the duration of the war and served in the Volunteer Signal Corps; Joe was made a corporal and Charles was made a sergeant, according to their commanding officer, in order that he could tell one from the other by their chevrons; Joe remained in Cuba with the American army of occupation until its withdrawl; he was married in Berkeley, Calif. February 10, 1920, to Gladys Schmidt, who was born in that city, as was her father; they have one child, a daughter, Gladys Crail, born in Los Angeles in 1923; attorney at law and member of the firm of Crail, Shutt, Penprase & Crail at Los Angeles. Elected to the Seventieth Congress by a majority of 122,637 and to the Seventy-first Congress by a majority of 281,369, the vote being Crail 301,028, Sherr, 19,659; this district now has a population of more than 1,250,000.

[pasted clipping, likely a biographical entry from the Congressional Directory]
Creator unknown
People Crail, Representative Joe, 1877-1938
Subjects Congressional Card Index
Congressmen
Congressional District
Elections
California
Crail, Representative Joe, 1877-1938
Family
Military service
War
Search Terms Congressional Card Index
Congressmen
Congressional District
Elections
California
Crail, Representative Joe, 1877-1938
Family
Military service
Spanish-American War
Los Angeles (CA)