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Richard Bernard VAIL

(1895-1955)

VAIL, Richard Bernard, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 31, 1895; attended the public schools, the School of Commerce, the Chicago Technical College, and the John Marshall Law School; during the First World War served in the United States Army as a lieutenant of Infantry; engaged in the manufacture of steel products; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; elected to the Eighty-second Congress (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1953); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress and for election in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; chairman of the board of directors of the Vail Manufacturing Co., Chicago, Ill.; died in Chicago, Ill., July 29, 1955; interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth, Ill.

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

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