John J. Whitacre

American politician (1860-1938)

John Jefferson Whitacre (December 28, 1860 - December 2, 1938) was a businessman from Ohio who served 1911 - 1915 in the United States House of Representatives

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  • All I've done since I've been in Washington has been to sit around and try to look wise, and that's what any man has to do who isn't willing to barter his convictions for political expediency. ... No man who wants to be intellectually honest has any business in Congress.

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