BIEMILLER, Andrew John, (1906 - 1982)


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

BIEMILLER, Andrew John, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio, July 23, 1906; attended the public schools; was graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., A.B., 1926, and also took graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania; taught history at Syracuse (N.Y.) University 1926-1928 and at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia 1929-1931; moved to Milwaukee, Wis., in 1932; organizer from the Wisconsin State Federation of Labor (A. F. of L.); member of the State assembly 1937-1941, serving as party floor leader 1939-1941; assistant to the vice chairman for labor production, War Production Board, Washington, D.C., 1941-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; engaged as a public relations counselor; delegate, Democratic National Convention in 1948; elected to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior, 1951-1952; public relations counselor and lobbyist for the AFL-CIO, Washington, D.C., 1953-1979; resided in Bethesda, Md. until his death there on April 3, 1982; interment in Ellicott Family Cemetery, Ellicott, Md.