AUSTIN, Albert Elmer, (1877 - 1942)


AUSTIN, Albert Elmer, (stepfather of Clare Boothe Luce), a Representative from Connecticut; born in Medway, Norfolk County, Mass., November 15, 1877; attended the public schools and was graduated from Amherst (Mass.) College in 1899 and from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1905; member of the faculty of Attleboro (Mass.) High School 1899-1900; practicing physician in Old Greenwich, Conn., 1907-1939; health officer of Greenwich, Conn., 1917-1937; engaged in banking in Old Greenwich, Conn., 1926-1942; during the First World War served as regimental surgeon in the Two Hundred and Fourteenth Engineers, Fourteenth (Wolverine) Division, 1918-1919; member of the State house of representatives 1917-1919 and 1921-1923; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; continued his former professional pursuits until his death in Greenwich, Conn., January 26, 1942; interment in Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, Westchester County, N.Y.