Mel Hancock

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Mel Hancock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from
Missouri's 7th district
Term of office:
1989 - 1997
Political party:


Preceded by: Gene Taylor
Succeeded by: Roy Blunt
Religion: Church of Christ
Born: September 14 1929
Cape Fair, Missouri
Spouse: Sug Hancock

Melton D. (Mel) Hancock (b. September 14, 1929) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Missouri. He was born in Cape Fair, Stone County, Missouri and attended schools in Carthage, Missouri, Topeka, Kansas, and Springfield, Missouri. He received his B.S. from Southwest Missouri State University in 1951, served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1953, and was a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force Reserve between 1953 and 1965. He engaged in the insurance business between 1959 and 1969, being the owner of a security equipment leasing company. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1982 and an unsuccessful candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri in 1984. In 1988, he was elected as a Republican to the One Hundred First and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving between January 3, 1989 and January 3, 1997. He was not a candidate for re-election to the One Hundred Fifth Congress and today is a resident of Springfield, Missouri.

He and his wife Sug, whom he married on November 18, 1951, had a son in 1954.

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Preceded by:
Gene Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 7th congressional district

January 3, 1989January 3, 1997
Succeeded by:
Roy Blunt

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