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Ernest GREENWOOD

(1884-1955)

GREENWOOD, Ernest, a Representative from New York; born in Yorkshire, England, November 25, 1884; attended the public schools of Halifax, England, and the Evening Technical Institute and College; employed with engineering firms in Sheffield, England, in 1905 and 1906, and Halifax, England, 1907-1910; immigrated to the United States in 1910 and worked for the General Electric Co., Schenectady, N.Y., 1910-1914; attended City College of New York and Columbia University; teacher in public schools of Schenectady 1914-1916 and at Islip (N.Y.) High School 1916-1920; member of committee on Census and Inventory of Military Resources during the First World War; supervisor, Federal Board of Vocational Education, 1920-1922; associate head master, Dwight School for Boys and New York Preparatory School for Adults 1922-1927, headmaster 1927-1946, and chairman, board of trustees 1946-1955; chairman of planning commission, Board of Education, Bay Shore, N.Y., in 1947 and 1948, and treasurer 1947-1950; in 1949 was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the Suffolk County Board of Supervisors; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second Congress (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1953); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress and for election in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; died in Bay Shore, N.Y., June 15, 1955; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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