BALDUS, Alvin James, (1926 - )


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection

BALDUS, Alvin James, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Garner, Hancock County, Iowa, April 27, 1926; graduated, Elkton (Minn.) High School; A.A., Austin (Minn.) Junior College, 1946-1948; worked as investment broker and manufacturer’s agent for farm machinery; served in the United States Merchant Marine, 1944-1946; United States Army, 1951-1953, recipient of bronze star; served in the Wisconsin general assembly, 1966-1975; assistant majority leader, 1973; delegate, Wisconsin State Democratic conventions, 1966-1987; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth through the Ninety-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; member of the Wisconsin State assembly, 1989-1996; is a resident of Prescott, Wis.