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66th General Assembly – State Departments, Boards, Commissions and Agencies and Public Buildings (chairman); Ways and Means; Public Health and Welfare; Private Corporations, Railroads and Industrial Resources and Developments; Unemployment and Workmen’s Compensation; Printing and Joint Printing; and Corrections, Penal Institutions, and Training Schools. 

67th General Assembly – Elections, Military and Naval Affairs (chairman); Railroads and Private Corporations; Unemployment and Workmen’s Compensation; State Departments; Printing and Joint Printing; and Bills Agreed to and Finally Passed. 

David A. Hess served the people of the 2nd District (part of St. Louis County). Born in Cameron, West Virginia, he attended public elementary schools; McKinley and Roosevelt high schools; Kemper Military Academy in Boonville; University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia; and Washington University. Senator Hess was in the gasoline and oil business; and employed with the Watson Investment Company in St. Louis. He was a member of the Reserve Officers in 1939, holding the rank of lieutenant. Senator Hess was elected to the House of Representatives in 1932, and re-elected in 1934, 1936, 1938 and 1940. He served in the Army from 1941-1946 and was discharged as a major in 1949. Senator Hess was elected to the Senate in 1950. (Democrat)

Official Manual of the State of Missouri: 1953-1954