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Claude Ignatius BAKEWELL

(1912-1987)

BAKEWELL, Claude Ignatius, a Representative from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., August 9, 1912; graduated from St. Louis University High School, St. Louis, Mo.; graduated, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.,1932; graduated, St. Louis University School of Law, 1935; lawyer, private practice; member, board of aldermen of St. Louis, Mo., 1941-1945; postmaster, city of St. Louis, 1958; United States Navy, 1944-1946; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-first Congress in 1948; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second Congress in a special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative John B. Sullivan (March 9, 1951- January 3, 1953); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-third Congress in 1952; died, in University City, Mo., March 18, 1987; interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.

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

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