Peterson “Pete” Bryant Jarman – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army, Member of Congress – U.S. Ambassador

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Representative from Alabama; born in Greensboro, Hale County, Ala., on October 31, 1892; attended the public schools, the Normal College, Livingston, Ala., and Southern University, Greensboro, Ala.; was graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1913, and attended the University of Montpellier, France, in 1919; clerk in probate office in Sumter County, Ala., 1913-1917; during the First World War served overseas as second and first lieutenant in the Three Hundred and Twenty-seventh Infantry; served in the Alabama National Guard as inspector general with rank of major 1922-1924, and as division inspector of the Thirty-first Infantry Division with rank of lieutenant colonel 1924-1940; assistant State examiner of accounts 1919-1930; secretary of state of Alabama 1931-1934; assistant State comptroller in 1935 and 1936; member of the State Democratic executive committee of Alabama 1927-1930; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1949); chairman, Committee on Memorials (Seventy-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1948; appointed by President Harry S Truman as Ambassador to Australia on June 8, 1949, and served until July 31, 1953; died in Washington, D.C., February 17, 1955; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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