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Edwin Martin SCHAEFER

(1887-1950)

SCHAEFER, Edwin Martin, a Representative from Illinois; born in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., May 14, 1887; attended the public schools, Western Military Academy, Alton, Ill., and the University of Illinois at Urbana; was graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., in 1910; chemical engineer with Morris & Co., packers, East St. Louis, Ill., 1913-1916, assistant general superintendent 1916-1918, and general superintendent 1919-1928; assistant recorder of deeds of St. Clair County, Ill., 1928-1930; county treasurer of St. Clair County, Ill., 1930-1932; delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1928, 1932, and 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; member of the board of directors of Griesediech-Western Brewery Co., Belleville, Ill., at the time of his death; died in St. Louis, Mo., November 8, 1950; interment in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.

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

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