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John Albert CARROLL

(1901-1983)
Senate Years of Service:
1957-1963
Party:
Democrat

CARROLL, John Albert, a Representative and a Senator from Colorado; born in Denver, Colo., July 30, 1901; attended the public schools; during the First World War served in the United States Army 1918-1919; graduated from Westminster Law School, Denver, Colo., in 1929; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Denver, Colo.; assistant United States district attorney 1933-1934; district attorney of Denver 1937-1941; regional attorney for the Office of Price Administration 1942-1943; served in the Second World War as a commissioned officer in the United States Army 1943-1945; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and Eighty-first Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1951); was not a candidate for renomination in 1950 but was an unsuccessful candidate for election as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1950 and again in 1954; special assistant to President Harry Truman 1951-1952; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1956 and served from January 3, 1957, to January 3, 1963; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962; was a resident of Denver, Colo. until his death on August 31, 1983; interment at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo.

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

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