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John Grant ALEXANDER

(1893-1971)

ALEXANDER, John Grant, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Texas Valley, Cortland County, N.Y., July 16, 1893; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1916; was admitted to the New York bar the same year; moved to Redwood Falls, Minn., in 1916; was admitted to the Minnesota bar in 1917 and commenced practice in Lynd, Minn.; engaged in the banking business 1917-1923; during the First World War served as a private in the Three Hundred and Eighty-sixth Ambulance Company in 1918; engaged in the insurance business and in real estate management in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1924; member of the Minnesota National Guard 1927-1937; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1940; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1942; resumed the business of real estate management and insurance; resided in Minneapolis, Minn., where he died December 8, 1971; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.

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

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