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Alfred Florian BEITER

(1894-1974)

BEITER, Alfred Florian, a Representative from New York; born in Clarence, Erie County, N.Y., July 7, 1894; attended elementary schools, Williamsville (N.Y.) High School, and Niagara University, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; moved to Williamsville, N.Y., and engaged in the general merchandising business from 1915 to 1929; supervisor of the town of Amherst, N.Y., 1930-1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1939); chairman, Committee on War Claims (Seventy-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; assistant to the Secretary of the Interior in 1939 and 1940; elected to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eight Congress; owned and operated a hatchery and feed business in Buffalo, N.Y., 1944-1948; president of the National Customs Service Association 1949-1961; Deputy Commissioner of Customs, Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., 1961-1964; retired and resided in Boca Raton, Fla., where he died March 11, 1974; interment in Boca Raton Cemetery.

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

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