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William Theodore SCHULTE

(1890-1966)

SCHULTE, William Theodore, a Representative from Indiana; born in St. Bernard, Platte County, Nebr., August 19, 1890; attended the public schools of St. Bernard, Nebr.; moved with his parents to Hammond, Ind., where he attended high school and received a business training; engaged in the theatrical business until 1918; also interested in agricultural pursuits; member of the city council of Hammond, Ind., 1918-1922; resumed the theatrical business until 1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress, coordinator of field operations in the labor division of the War Production Board, Washington, D.C., 1942-1944; returned to Lake County, Ind., and engaged in agricultural pursuits, engaged in the automobile business at Michigan City, Ind., from October 1947 to March 1949; sales representative of a construction machinery firm; died in Hammond, Ind., on December 7, 1966; interment in St. Andrew’s Cemetery.

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

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