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Carl George BACHMANN

(1890-1980)

BACHMANN, Carl George, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., May 14, 1890; attended the public schools; was graduated from Linsly Institute, Wheeling, W.Va., in 1908; attended Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., for two years; was graduated from West Virginia University at Morgantown in 1913 and from its law department in 1915; was admitted to the bar in 1915 and commenced practice in Wheeling; appointed assistant prosecuting attorney of Ohio County in January 1917; was subsequently elected prosecuting attorney in January 1921 and served until January 1925; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1933); minority whip (Seventy-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Wheeling, W.Va., served on the city council of Wheeling, W.Va., 1939-1941; member of the West Virginia State liquor control commission 1941-1944; executive director of civilian defense for State of West Virginia, 1942-1944; elected mayor of Wheeling in 1947 for the term ending June 30, 1951; engaged in banking and the practice of law; was a resident of Wheeling, W.Va., where he died January 22, 1980; interment Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling W.Va.

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

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