Victor Laurence August CHRISTGAU, Congress, MN (1894-1991)

CHRISTGAU Victor Laurence August , a Representative from Minnesota; born in Dexter Township, Mower County, near Austin, Minn., September 20, 1894; attended the rural schools and the high school at Austin; was graduated from the school of agriculture of the University of Minnesota at St. Paul in 1917 and from its college of agriculture in 1923; engaged in agricultural pursuits; during the First World War served overseas in the United States Army as a sergeant in the Thirty-third Regiment of Engineers; member of the State senate from 1927 until his resignation in 1929; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; resumed agricultural pursuits; appointed executive assistant to the director of production, Division of Agricultural Adjustment Administration, in June 1933, and director of the Production Division and assistant administrator in January 1934, serving until February 1935; was appointed State administrator of the Minnesota Works Progress Administration in June 1935 and served until June 1938; State director of the Minnesota division of employment and security at St. Paul, Minn., 1939-1954; president of the Interstate Conference Employment Security Agencies in 1947 and 1948; Director, Bureau of Old Age and Survivors Insurance, Social Security Adminstration, 1954-1963, and executive director of Social Security Administration from January 1963 to March 1967; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death there on October 10, 1991.

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

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