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Elva Roscoe Kendall (February 14, 1893 – January 29, 1968) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born near Carlisle, Kentucky, Kendall attended the public schools, the Young Men's Christian Association School of Accountancy at New York City, and National University[clarification needed] at Washington, D.C. He engaged as a public accountant and tax consultant, and was also interested in agricultural pursuits.

During the First World War, Kendall served in the personnel office of the Sixty-first Division. He was employed as a field auditor for the United States Treasury Department 1922-1927.

Kendall was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress. He then resumed agricultural pursuits and his profession as a public accountant, as well as engaging in the real estate business. He was a resident of Carlisle, Kentucky, until his death on January 29, 1968.


  • United States Congress. "Elva R. Kendall (id: K000091)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Fred M. Vinson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Fred M. Vinson