Edward deGRAFFENRIED, Congress, AL (1899-1974)

deGRAFFENRIED Edward , a Representative from Alabama; born in Eutlw, Green County, Ala., on June 30, 1899; graduated from Gulf Coast Military Academy, Gulfport, Miss., in 1917; during the First World War served as a private in the United States Army and was discharged on December 5, 1918, at Camp Pike, Ark.; graduated from law school of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1921; was admitted to the bar in June 1921, and commenced practice of law in Tuscaloosa, Ala.; solicitor of the sixth judicial circuit of Alabama from 1927 through 1934; unsuccessful for reelection in 1934 and for election in 1938; again elected solicitor and served from January 1943 to January 1947; was unsuccessful for the Democratic nomination in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Eight-first and Eight-second Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1953); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1952; continued the practice of law until his retirement shortly before his death in Tuscaloosa, Ala., November 5, 1974; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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