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Anthony Alfred FLEGER

(1900-1963)

FLEGER, Anthony Alfred, a Representative from Ohio; born in Austria-Hungary October 21, 1900; in 1903 immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; attended the public schools and was graduated from John Marshall School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1926; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Cleveland, Ohio; moved to Parma, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and continued the practice of law; served as justice of the peace in Parma, Ohio, 1930-1932; elected a member of the State house of representatives in 1932 and served from January 1, 1933, to December 31, 1933, when he resigned, having been elected mayor of Parma; served as mayor from January 1, 1934, to December 31, 1935; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress and for election in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Cleveland, Ohio; served as special assistant to the Attorney General, Washington, D.C., from March 3, 1941, to July 9, 1950, and as an attorney in the Department of Justice from July 10, 1950, to May 9, 1953; engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and resided in Oxon Hill, Md.; died in Alexandria (Va.) Hospital July 16, 1963; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park, Ohio.

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

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