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Magne Alfred MICHAELSON

(1878-1949)

MICHAELSON, Magne Alfred, a Representative from Illinois; born in Kristiansand, Norway, on September 7, 1878; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Chicago, Ill., in October 1885; attended the public schools and was graduated from Chicago Normal School in 1898; taught in the public schools of Chicago 1898-1914; member of the common council of Chicago 1915-1918; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1920; chairman of the board of directors of the Madison and Kedzie State Bank of Chicago 1924-1927; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1930; died in Chicago, Ill., October 26, 1949; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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

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