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George Arthur PADDOCK

(1885-1964)

PADDOCK, George Arthur, a Representative from Illinois; born in Winnetka, Cook County, Ill., March 24, 1885; attended the public schools; was graduated from Chicago (Ill.) Manual Training School in 1902 and from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1906; studied law at the University of Virginia; was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; during the First World War served as a captain and later as a major of the Three Hundred and Forty-second Infantry, Eighty-sixth Division, 1917-1919; resumed the practice of law at Chicago, Ill.; engaged as an investment banker in 1921; served as alderman of Evanston, Ill., 1931-1937 and as park commissioner 1929-1931, 1937, and 1938; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1936; member of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Service Commission of Illinois; member and treasurer of Cook County Republican Central Committee, 1938-1942; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942; resumed investment banking; was a resident of Evanston, Ill., until his death December 29, 1964; interment in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

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

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