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John William BOEHNE, Jr.

(1895-1973)

BOEHNE, John William, Jr., (son of John William Boehne), a Representative from Indiana; born in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., March 2, 1895; attended the public and parochial schools; was graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1918; during the First World War served as a private and sergeant in the Detached Service, Ordnance, United States Army, from January 9, 1918, to April 8, 1919; secretary and treasurer of the Indiana Stove Works at Evansville, Ind., 1920-1931; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; corporation tax counselor in Washington, D.C., 1943-1957; retired; died in Irvington, Md., July 5, 1973; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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

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