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William Alvin PITTENGER

(1885-1951)

PITTENGER, William Alvin, a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm near Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., December 29, 1885; attended rural schools; was graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1909, and from Harvard Law School in 1912; was admitted to the bar in 1912 and commenced practice in Duluth, Minn.; member of the State house of representatives 1917-1920; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Duluth, Minn.; elected to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; elected to the Seventy-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Duluth, Minn., November 26, 1951; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

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