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Walter Christian PLOESER

(1907-1993)

PLOESER, Walter Christian, a Representative from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., January 7, 1907; attended the public schools of St. Louis, Mo., Casper and Lusk, Wyo., and the City College of Law and Finance, St. Louis, Mo.; engaged in the insurance business in St. Louis, Mo., in 1922 and founded his own company in 1933; organizer and chairman of the board of Marine Underwriters Corp. 1935; served in the State house of representatives in 1931 and 1932; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1949); chairman, Select Committee on Small Business (Eightieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1964 and 1968; resumed the insurance business; director of Webster Groves Trust Company; Ambassador to Paraguay 1957-1959; chairman of board, Salvation Army, 1967-1969; Ambassador to Costa Rica 1970-1972; was a resident of St. Louis, Mo., until his death on November 17, 1993.

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

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