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Albert May TODD

(1850-1931)

TODD, Albert May, a Representative from Michigan; born near Nottawa, St. Joseph County, Mich., June 3, 1850; attended the district school and was graduated from Sturgis (Mich.) High School; studied at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; moved to Kalamazoo, Mich.; engaged in business as a manufacturing chemist; unsuccessful Prohibition candidate for Governor in 1894; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits in Kalamazoo; founded a museum of art and a library of ten thousand rare books and illuminated manuscripts; died in Kalamazoo, Mich., October 6, 1931; interment in Mountain Home Cemetery.

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

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