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Harry SANDAGER

(1887-1955)

SANDAGER, Harry, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., April 12, 1887; attended the public schools at Cranston, R.I., and Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; was graduated from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1922; newspaper reporter 1905-1918; secretary to Congressman Walter R. Stiness 1918-1922; returned to Providence, R.I., and served as an office executive 1922-1931; member of the State house of representatives 1928-1936; moved to Cranston, R.I., in 1931 and engaged in business as an automobile dealer; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress and for election in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; resumed the automobile business until his death; member of the Republican National Committee 1941-1944; died in Cranston, R.I., December 24, 1955; interment in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, R.I.

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

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