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Allen John FURLOW

(1890-1954)

FURLOW, Allen John, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., November 9, 1890; attended the public schools; was graduated from Rochester High School in 1910; during the First World War served overseas as a pilot in the aviation branch of the Army; promoted to first lieutenant; was graduated from the law department of George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1920; was admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Rochester, Minn.; member of the Minnesota State senate 1923-1925; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1928; employed in the legal department of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Washington, D.C., in 1929 and 1930; in 1933 was appointed by the United States Attorney General as a special assistant in cases assigned under the petroleum code; was in the legal department of the Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C., 1934-1937; returned to Rochester, Minn., and practiced law until his death, January 29, 1954; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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