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George Anthony DONDERO

(1883-1968)

DONDERO, George Anthony, a Representative from Michigan; born in Greenfield Township, Wayne County, Mich., on December 16, 1883; attended the public schools; served as village clerk of Royal Oak in 1905 and 1906, as town treasurer in 1907 and 1908, and as village assessor in 1909; was graduated from the Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Mich., in 1910; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Royal Oak, Mich.; village attorney 1911-1921; assistant prosecuting attorney for Oakland County, Mich., in 1918 and 1919; mayor of Royal Oak in 1921 and 1922; member of the board of education 1910-1928; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1957); chairman, Committee on Public Works (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1956; resumed the practice of law; died in Royal Oak, Mich., January 29, 1968; interment in Oakview Cemetery.

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

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