Thor Carl TOLLEFSON, Congress, WA (1901-1982)

TOLLEFSON Thor Carl , a Representative from Washington; born in Perley, Norman County, Minn., May 2, 1901; moved to Tacoma, Wash., in 1912; attended the public schools; was graduated from Lincoln High School in 1924 and from the University of Washington Law School at Seattle in 1930; was admitted to the bar in 1930 and commenced practice in Tacoma, Wash.; prosecutor of Pierce County 1938-1946; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942, and 1944; was elected as a Republican to the Eigthieth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1965); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; appointed director of fisheries for the State of Washington; special assistant to the Governor in charge of international fisheries negotiations; resident of Tacoma, Wash., until his death there December 30, 1982; interment in Mountain View Memorial Park.

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

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