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Robert Low BACON

(1884-1938)

BACON, Robert Low, a Representative from New York; born in Jamaica Plains, Boston, Mass., July 23, 1884; attended the public schools; was graduated from Harvard University in 1907 and from its law school in 1910; was an employee of the United States Treasury Department in 1910 and 1911; moved to Old Westbury, N.Y., in 1911 and engaged in the banking business in New York City 1911-1922; delegate to several State conventions; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1920; attended the business men’s training camp at Plattsburg in 1915; served on the Texas border with the New York National Guard in 1916; during the First World War served with the United States military forces from April 24, 1917, to January 2, 1919, attaining the rank of major; awarded the Distinguished Service Medal; commissioned in the United States Officers’ Reserve Corps with the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1919; promoted to colonel in January 1923 and served until his death; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his death at Lake Success, Long Island, N.Y., en route from a visit to New York City, September 12, 1938; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

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

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