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Albert Joseph ENGEL

(1888-1959)

ENGEL, Albert Joseph, a Representative from Michigan; born in New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio, January 1, 1888; attended the public schools in Grand Traverse County, Mich., and the Central Y.M.C.A., Chicago, Ill.; was graduated from the law department of Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., in 1910; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Lake City, Mich.; prosecuting attorney of Missaukee County, Mich., in 1916, 1917, 1919, and 1920; during the First World War served as a first lieutenant in the War Department, Washington, D.C., later being promoted to captain and served overseas for twenty-three months, 1917-1919; served in the State senate in 1921, 1922, and 1927-1932; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1951); was not a candidate for renomination in 1950 but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination; operated a 1,400-acre tree plantation near Lake City, Mich.; died in Grand Rapids, Mich., December 2, 1959; interment in Lake City Cemetery, Lake City, Mich.

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

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