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Aime Joseph FORAND

(1895-1972)

FORAND, Aime Joseph, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., May 23, 1895; attended the public and parochial schools, Magnus Commercial School, Providence, R.I., and Columbia University, New York City; served in France as sergeant, first class, from May 1918 to July 1919, in the Motor Transport Corps; newspaper reporter at Pawtucket and Woonsocket, R.I., 1924-1930; member of the State house of representatives 1923-1926; served as secretary to Representative Jeremiah E. O’Connell in 1929 and 1930 and to Representative Francis B. Condon 1930-1935; chief of the Rhode Island State division of soldiers’ relief and commandant of the Rhode Island Soldiers’ Home in 1935 and 1936; 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; elected to the Seventy-seventh and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1961); was not a candidate for renomination in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; founder and first president, National Council of Senior Citizens, 1961-1972; resided in Boca Raton, Fla., until his death there January 18, 1972; interment in Boca Raton Mausoleum.

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

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