George H. Combs, Jr.

George Hamilton Combs Jr. ( born May 2, 1899 in Kansas City, Missouri; † 29 November 1977, in West Palm Beach, Florida ) was an American politician. Between 1927 and 1929 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Combs attended the common schools and then studied at the University of Missouri at Columbia and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. During the final stages of the First World War he served in 1918 in the U.S. Navy. After a subsequent law degree at the Kansas City Law School in 1921 and was admitted to his lawyer, he began in Kansas City to work in this profession. Between 1922 and 1924 he was deputy prosecutor in Jackson County.

Politically, Combs was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1924, he ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet. In the congressional elections of 1926, but he was then in the fifth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Edgar C. Ellis on March 4, 1927. Since he resigned in 1928 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1929.

In 1928, Combs was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Houston, on the Al Smith was nominated as a presidential candidate. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives in 1929, he moved to New York City, where he practiced law. In 1931, he worked for the Ministry of Justice of the State of New York. In the years 1933 and 1934 he worked as a lawyer for the Triborough Bridge Authority. Thereafter, he served in the years 1934 to 1936 as a consultant for a commission that analyzed the public utilities of the State of New York. 1936 Combs was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed head of the National Emergency Council for the State of New York.

Between 1937 and 1951, Combs worked mainly as a journalist. He was a radio reporter, war correspondent and article writers. From 1952 to 1961 he worked as a news commentator on radio and on television. He then 1961-1971 for the Mutual Broadcasting System television station correspondent at the UN. His last public office George Combs in the years 1951 and 1952 as a special federal prosecutor for price stability authority in the southern part of the State of New York. He died on November 29, 1977 in West Palm Beach.