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|38th Dean of the United States House of Representatives|
November 1961 – January 1965
|Preceded by||Sam Rayburn|
|Succeeded by||Emanuel Celler|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 10th & 6th district
November 3, 1914 – January 3, 1965
|Preceded by||Thomas W. Hardwick (10th)
W. Carlton Mobley (6th)
|Succeeded by||Charles H. Brand (10th)
John J. Flynt, Jr. (6th)
|Born||November 18, 1883
Baldwin County, Georgia
|Died||June 1, 1981 (aged 97)
|Alma mater||Mercer University|
Carl Vinson (November 18, 1883 – June 1, 1981) was an American politician. He served as a Representative from Georgia. He was a Democrat. He was the first person to serve for more than 50 years in the United States House of Representatives. He was known as "The Father of the Two-Ocean Navy".
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Carl Vinson was elected as a Representative at age 30. A Democrat, he was repeatedly re-elected, serving until age 81.
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