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LaVern Ralph DILWEG

(1903-1968)

DILWEG, LaVern Ralph, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Milwaukee, Wis., November 1, 1903; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis., in 1927; was admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced practice in Green Bay, Wis.; played professional football 1926-1934 and continued his connection with the game as an official in the Big Ten until 1943; connected with construction work and a number of business concerns in Green Bay, Wis.; in charge of Home Owners Loan Corporation, Green Bay, Wis., area 1934-1942; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Green Bay, Wis., and Washington, D.C.; confirmed as a member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission April 13, 1961; died in St. Petersburg, Fla., January 2, 1968; interment in Fort Howard Cemetery, Green Bay, Wis.

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

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