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Alexander John RESA

(1887-1964)

RESA, Alexander John, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., August 4, 1887; attended the public schools of Chicago, Ill., and St. Joseph’s College, Kirkwood, Mo.; was graduated from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Ill., in 1911; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill., assistant corporation counsel of the city of Chicago, serving as head of the appeals division and public improvement division 1937-1944; member of the faculty of the John Marshall Law School 1918-1942; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; returned to practice of law and retired December 31, 1959; died in Evanston, Ill., July 4, 1964; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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

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