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Joseph Edward TALBOT

(1901-1966)

TALBOT, Joseph Edward, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Naugatuck, New Haven County, Conn., March 18, 1901; attended the public schools; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1922 and from Yale Law School in 1925; was admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced practice in Naugatuck and Waterbury, Conn.; prosecuting attorney, Naugatuck, Conn., 1928-1933 and judge 1935-1937; State treasurer 1939-1941; workmen’s compensation commissioner for the fifth district of Connecticut in 1941 and 1942; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J. Joseph Smith; reelected to the Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses and served from January 20, 1942, to January 3, 1947; was not a candidate for renomination in 1946; unsuccessful candidate for the gubernatorial nomination in 1946; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1950; appointed a member of the United States Tariff Commission in April 1953; reappointed in May 1959 and again on July 14, 1965, serving as vice chairman 1953-1959 and as chairman from 1959; chairman, Committee on Reciprocity Information, from 1959 until his death in Washington, D.C., April 30, 1966; interment in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck, Conn.

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

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