KAPPEN, SHRI CHERIAN J., B.A., B.L., Cong., (Kerala—Moovattupuzha—1962): S. of Shri Eapen; B. Palai, March 26, 1911; ed. at St. Thomas E. H. School, Palai, St. Joseph's College, Trichi, St. Thomas College, Trichur and Law College, Trivandrum; m. Shrimati Thresiamma, April 1939; 7 S and 2 D.; Advocate; Imprisoned for one year in the freedom movement; Was D.C.C. President, Moovathupuzha; Chairman, Municipal Council, Palai; President Distt. Coperative Bank, Kottayam; Member, Executive Committee, State Cooperative Bank; President, Pepper Marketing Cooperative Society, Palai; President, Meenachil Taluka Library Union; Member, Travancore State Legislature, 1948—51; M.L.A., Travancore-Cochin, 1951—54; Was Whip, Congress Parliamentary Party in Travancore-Cochin Legislative Assembly.
Social activities: President, The Boys Town Palai, an institution for destitute children; Bhoodan worker; Takes active part in social welfare work; President, Bhavana Kalashetram, Palai, which teaches music and dancing; President, Municipal Library, Palai.
Hobbies: Gardening, bee-keeping and reading.
Special interest: Cooperation and Library movement.
Sports and club: Tennis and badminton; Member, Executive Committee, Cosmopolitan Club, Palai.
Publications: Was contributing articles to the local dailies and magazines.
Permanent address: Advocate, Palai, P.O. Kerala.
[Voting results at the Election:
Shri Cherian J. Kappen . . 1,57,735
Shri Jacob . . 1,33,087].