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Chauncey Bundy Little

Politician. Democrat. Born: February 10, 1877, Olathe, Kansas. Died: September 29, 1952, Olathe, Kansas. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District: March 4, 1925, to March 3, 1927.

An 1898 graduate of the University of Kansas law school, Chauncey Little was born in Olathe, Kansas, on February 10, 1877. He attended the public schools of Johnson County and the Kansas State College at Manhattan prior to entering law school and was admitted to the bar in 1898. Little then started a practice in Olathe, and he served as city attorney, 1901-1906 and county attorney of Johnson County, 1909-1913. Elected as a Democrat to the 69th Congress in November 1924, Little served a single term (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1927), being unsuccessful in his bid for reelection in 1926. Two years later, the former congressman failed to win the gubernatorial election and continued practicing law in Olathe until his death in that city on September 29, 1952.

Entry: Little, Chauncey Bundy

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