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Ellsworth Brewer BUCK

(1892-1970)

BUCK, Ellsworth Brewer, a Representative from New York; born in Chicago, Ill., July 3, 1892; attended the public schools in Chicago and Morgan Park (Ill.) Academy; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1914; engaged in the chewing gum industry 1914-1917; enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve on July 5, 1917; attended Naval Aviation Ground School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; commissioned an ensign and assigned as instructor in meteorology and as custodian of meteorological instruments at the United States Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C., in 1918; moved to Staten Island, N.Y., in 1919 and became associated with L.A. Dreyfus Co., serving as chairman of the board 1932-1957; chairman of the Chewing Gum Code Authority, under N.R.A., in 1934 and 1935; member of the board of education of New York City 1935-1944, serving as vice president, 1938-1942, and as president 1942-1944; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James A. O’Leary; reelected to the Seventy-ninth and Eightieth Congresses and served from June 6, 1944, to January 3, 1949; was not a candidate for renomination in 1948; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1952; director, Office of Trade Investment and Monetary Affairs, Foreign Operations Administration, in 1954; public advisor, United States delegation to United Nations Economic and Social Council, Geneva, Switzerland, in 1955; died at his summer home at Thunder Mountain Ranch, Township of Stephenson, Marinette County, Wis., August 14, 1970; cremated; ashes placed in Burial Stone at Thunder Mountain Ranch Cemetery.

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

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