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Alphonse ROY

(1897-1967)

ROY, Alphonse, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in St. Simon, Province of Quebec, Canada, October 26, 1897; moved to Manchester, N.H., in 1901; attended the parochial schools; engaged in the real estate business; served as alderman 1925-1931; member of the State house of representatives 1925-1931; served as executive councilor of New Hampshire 1933-1937; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Arthur B. Jenks to the Seventy-fifth Congress and served from June 9, 1938, to January 3, 1939; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress and for election in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; appointed sealer of weights and measures of Manchester, N.H., in 1943 and served until his resignation in 1945; United States marshal for the district of New Hampshire 1945-1953; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for the United States Senate in 1960; engaged in the real estate business until his death in Manchester, N.H., October 5, 1967; interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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