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Charles Abraham HALLECK

(1900-1986)

HALLECK, Charles Abraham, a Representative from Indiana; born in Demotte, Jasper County, Ind., August 22, 1900; attended the public schools; during the First World War served in the Infantry of the United States Army; Indiana University at Bloomington, A.B., 1922 and from the law department of the same university, LL.B., 1924; was admitted to the bar in 1924 and commenced practice in Rensselaer, Ind.; prosecuting attorney for the thirtieth judicial circuit 1924-1934; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Congressman-elect Frederick Landis; reelected to the Seventy-fifth and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 29, 1935, to January 3, 1969; majority leader (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses); minority leader (Eighty-sixth, Eighty-seventh, and Eighty-eighth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; delegate to each Republican National Convention from 1936 to 1968, and permanent chairman in 1960; was a resident of Rensselaer, Ind. until his death in Lafayette, Ind., March 3, 1986; interment in Weston Cemetery, Rensselaer.

Bibliography

Peabody, Robert L. The Ford-Halleck Minority Leadership Contest. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966; Womack, Steven Douglas. “Charles A. Halleck and the New Frontier: Political Opposition through the Madisonian Model.” Ph.D. dissertation, Ball State University, 1980.

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

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