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Robert John CORNELL

(1919-2009)

CORNELL, Robert John, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Gladstone, Delta County, Mich., December 16, 1919; attended parochial schools in Green Bay, Wis.; B.A., St. Norbert College, DePere, Wis., 1941; M.A., Ph.D., Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1957; ordained a Roman Catholic priest, Norbertine Order, 1944; teacher of social sciences in parochial schools of Philadelphia, Pa., 1941-1947; professor of history and political science, St. Norbert College, 1947-1974, and 1979 to present; chairman, Eighth Congressional District Democratic Party of Wisconsin, 1969-1974; member, State Administrative Committee of Democratic Party of Wisconsin, 1969-1974; unsuccessful candidate for United States Representative, 1970 and 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and Ninety-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; died on May 10, 2009, in DePere, Wisc.

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

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