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Carl Bert ALBERT

(1908-2000)

ALBERT, Carl Bert, (cousin of Charles Wesley Vursell), a Representative from Oklahoma; born in North McAlester, Pittsburg County, Okla., May 10, 1908; graduated from McAlester High School, McAlester, Okla., 1927; graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla., 1931, and (having been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship) from Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1934; lawyer, private practice; United States Army, 1941-1946; awarded the Bronze Star; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1952, 1956, 1964, and 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1977); majority whip (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-seventh Congresses), majority leader (Eighty-seventh through Ninety-first Congresses), Speaker of the House of Representatives (Ninety-second through Ninety-fourth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; died on February 4, 2000, in McAlester, Okla.

Bibliography

Albert, Carl, and Danney Goble. Little Giant: The Life and Times of Speaker Carl Albert. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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