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Frank Leander SUNDSTROM

(1901-1980)

SUNDSTROM, Frank Leander, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Massena, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., January 5, 1901; attended the public schools; newspaper reporter and editor 1918-1920; was graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1924; football coach at Indiana University at Bloomington in 1924; engaged in the banking and brokerage business in New York City in 1925-1969; chairman of the East Orange (N.J.) Republican Committee 1940-1946; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; vice president and director, Schenley Distillers, 1954-1969; vice president and director of public relations, Schenley Industries, Inc., 1955-1969; vice president of the Tobacco Institute, 1969-1976; consultant for a group of United States distillers, 1976-1980; resided in Chatham, N.J., until his death in Summit, N.J., May 23, 1980; interment in Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover, N.J.

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

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