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Edgar Allan JONAS

(1885-1965)

JONAS, Edgar Allan, a Representative from Illinois; born in Mishicot, Manitowoc County, Wis., October 14, 1885; attended the public schools and graduated from the Manitowoc County Normal School; taught in the rural schools of Manitowoc County 1903-1907; was graduated from Chicago Law School in June 1910; was admitted to the bar in 1909 and commenced the practice of law in Chicago, Ill.; assistant corporation counsel of Chicago, Ill., in 1919 and 1920; first assistant State’s attorney of Cook County, Ill., 1921-1923; judge of the Municipal Court of Chicago 1923-1937; judge of the Superior Court of Cook County in 1941 and 1942; associate member of Board of Pardons and Paroles of Illinois 1945-1947; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1948; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first, Eighty-second, and Eighty-third Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1955); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress and for election in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law and was a resident of Chicago, Ill.; died in Evanston, Ill., November 14, 1965; interment in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

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

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