Alvin Morell BENTLEY, Congress, MI (1918-1969)

BENTLEY Alvin Morell , a Representative from Michigan; born in Portland, Maine, August 30, 1918; graduated from Southern Pines (N.C.) High School in 1934, Asheville (N.C.) Prep School in 1936, and the University of Michigan in 1940; attended Turner's Diplomatic School, Washington, D.C., to qualify for diplomatic service; served as vice consul and secretary with the United States Diplomatic Corps in Mexico in May 1942, then going to Colombia, Hungary, and Italy; returned to Washington, D.C., March 15, 1950, for work in the State Department; resigned from the diplomatic service in 1950; returned to Owosso, Mich.; delegate to Republican State conventions in 1950, 1951, and 1952; vice president, Lake Huron Broadcasting Co., Saginaw, Mich., 1952; director of Mitchell-Bentley Corp.; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1961); was not a candidate for renomination in 1960, but was unsuccessful for election to the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate in 1962 for election to the Eighty-eighth Congress; appointed by Governor George Romney in 1966 to the board of regents of the University of Michigan, a position he held at the time of his death in Tucson, Ariz., April 10, 1969; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Owosso, Mich.

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

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