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Henry Oscar TALLE

(1892-1969)

TALLE, Henry Oscar, a Representative from Iowa; born on a farm near Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minn., January 12, 1892; educated in rural schools and Luther Academy, Albert Lea, Minn.; was graduated from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1917; pursued graduate work at University of Minnesota, Boston University, Emerson College, and University of Chicago; during the First World War served in the United States Navy 1917-1919; teacher and superintendent of schools, Rugby and Rolette, N.Dak., in 1919 and 1920; teacher in Luther Academy, Albert Lea, Minn., in 1920 and 1921; professor of economics, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1921-1938; treasurer of Luther College 1932-1938; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; assistant administrator for program policy of the Housing and Home Finance Agency, Washington, D.C., from February 2, 1959, to February 19, 1961; resided in Chevy Chase, Md., until his death in Washington, D.C., March 14, 1969; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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