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Claude Ernest CADY

(1878-1953)

CADY, Claude Ernest, a Representative from Michigan; born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., May 28, 1878; attended the common schools and the high school of his native city; engaged in the wholesale and retail grocery business from 1899 to 1913; was active in the amusement business, being owner of three theaters in Lansing, and also had financial interests in other Michigan cities 1914-1925; in the wholesale candy and fountain supplies business from 1925 to 1932; served as a member of the board of aldermen 1910-1917; member of the Lansing Police and Fire Commission 1918-1928; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; served as postmaster at Lansing, Mich., 1935-1943; retired from political and business life; died in Lansing, Mich., November 30, 1953; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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

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