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John Abner RACE

(1914-1983)

RACE, John Abner, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Fond du Lac, Wis., May 12, 1914; attended the public schools of Fond du Lac and the University of Wisconsin; employed in the machine-tool industry as a specialist, 1942-1965; member of the State Coordinating Committee for Higher Education, 1963-1964; member of the Wisconsin State Board of Vocational and Adult Education, 1960-1965; elected Fond du Lac County supervisor in 1958 and reelected in 1960 and 1962; chairman of Fond du Lac County Democratic Party, 1959-1965; vice chairman of the Sixth District Democratic Party, 1961-1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for Wisconsin State assembly in 1970; salesman, Central Electric Supply Co.; was a resident of Fond du Lac, Wis. until his death there November 9, 1983; interment in Estabrooks Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wis.

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

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