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Edward James DEVITT

(1911-1992)

DEVITT, Edward James, a Representative from Minnesota; born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., May 5, 1911; graduated from St. John’s College Preparatory High School, Collegeville, Minn., 1930; attended St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minn., 1930-1932; LL.B., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N. Dak., 1935; B.S.C., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N. Dak., 1938; lawyer, private practice; professor; municipal judge, East Grand Forks, Minn., 1935-1939; assistant attorney general, Office of the Attorney General, State of Minnesota, 1939-1942; United States Navy, 1942-1946; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-first Congress in 1948; probate judge, Ramsey County, Minn., 1950-1954; United States district judge for the district of Minnesota, 1954-1958, chief judge, 1958-1992; died on March 2, 1992, in St. Paul, Minn.

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

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