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Melvin Claude Snyder
Birth: Oct. 29, 1898
Albright
Preston County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 5, 1972
Kingwood
Preston County
West Virginia, USA

US Congressman, Jurist. He was educated at schools in Kingwood County and enlisted for World War I, serving as an Army Private. In 1923 he graduated from the West Virginia University Law School, attained admission to the bar and began a practice in Kingwood. In 1926 he served as Kingwood's Mayor, and he was Preston County's Prosecuting Attorney from 1929 to 1944. Snyder returned to the Army for World War II, serving from 1941 until his discharge as a Colonel in 1946. In 1946 Snyder was Director of Surplus Property for the Department of the Interior's Division of Territories and Island Possessions. In 1946 he was a successful Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives and served one term, 1947 to 1949. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 and for election to the US House in 1950. In 1953 Snyder became a West Virginia Circuit Court Judge, serving until his 1971 retirement. He also served as President of the West Virginia Judicial Association and was a member of the West Virginia Judicial Council. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mabel Price Snyder (1898 - 1989)*
 
 Children:
  Melvin Claude Snyder (1928 - 2005)*
 
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Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Kingwood
Preston County
West Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Apr 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26411166
Melvin Claude Snyder
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: Oct. 29, 2013
Remembering your military service!RIP sir!!!!!!!
- karl anglin
 Added: Oct. 27, 2013

- aye ain't
 Added: Aug. 19, 2011
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