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Alexander PIRNIE

(1903-1982)

PIRNIE, Alexander, a Representative from New York; born in Pulaski, Oswego County, N.Y., April 16, 1903; graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1920, Cornell University in 1924, and from Cornell Law School in 1926; was admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced the practice of law in Utica, N.Y.; in 1924 was commissioned a second lieutenant, Infantry, Officers Reserve Corps; during the Second World War, served in Europe and retired as a colonel; awarded Bronze Star and Legion of Merit; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; member, Interparliamentary Union, 1965-1982; resumed the practice of law; presiding officer of a clothing firm, Mohawk, N.Y., 1977-1980; resided in Utica, N.Y. until his death in Canastota, N.Y. on June 12, 1982; interment in Pulaski Cemetery, Pulaski, N.Y.

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

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