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Leonard George WOLF

(1925-1970)

WOLF, Leonard George, a Representative from Iowa; born on a farm in Dane County, near Mazomanie, Wis., October 29, 1925; attended the public schools of Mazomanie, Wis.; served in the United States Navy 1944-1946, with service in the Pacific Theater; graduated from the University of Wisconsin in agricultural economics in 1949 and moved to Elkader, Iowa, the same year; retail feed dealer in Elkader, Iowa, 1952-1958; also public speaker and lecturer; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; in 1961 was appointed special assistant to the director, International Cooperation Administration Mission in Brazil and served until 1965; in 1966, coordinator for the child feeding program for Latin America; in 1967, coordinated famine relief activities in India following drought; in 1968, appointed executive director of the American Freedom From Hunger Foundation; died in Washington, D.C., March 28, 1970; interment in St. Barnabas Cemetery, Mazomanie, Wis.

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

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