Charles W. Vursell
Born in Salem, Illinois, Vursell attended the public schools of Marion County, Illinois. Hardware merchant in 1904. Sheriff of Marion County 1910-1914. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1914-1916. He was owner and publisher of the Salem Republican 1916-1948.
Vursell was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1959). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress. He retired and resided in Salem, Illinois, where he died September 21, 1974. He was interred in East Lawn Cemetery.
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