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Albert McDonald COLE

(1901-1994)

COLE, Albert McDonald, a Representative from Kansas; born in Moberly, Randolph County, Mo., October 13, 1901; moved to Topeka, Kans., in 1909; attended the grade schools of Topeka, Kans., Sabetha (Kans.) High School, and Washburn College, Topeka, Kans.; LL.B., University of Chicago, 1925; was admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced practice in Holton, Kans.; county attorney of Jackson County 1927-1931; member and president of the Holton School Board 1931-1943; member of the State senate 1941-1945; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1953); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; administrator, Housing and Home Finance Agency, Washington, D.C., from March 1953 to January 1959; vice president of Reynolds Aluminum Service Corp. 1959-1961, president, Reynolds Metals Development Corp., 1961-1967, and director 1967-1970; practiced law in Washington, D.C., from 1967 to 1990; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death there on June 5, 1994.

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

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