BULWINKLE, Alfred Lee, (1883 - 1950)


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BULWINKLE, Alfred Lee, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., April 21, 1883; moved with his parents to Dallas, N.C., in 1891; attended the common schools; studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Dallas, Gaston County, N.C.; prosecuting attorney for the municipal court of Gastonia 1913-1916; captain in Company B, First Infantry, North Carolina National Guard, 1909-1917; served on the Mexican border in 1916 and 1917; during the First World War served as a major in command of the Second Battalion, One Hundred and Thirteenth Field Artillery, Fifty-fifth Brigade, Thirtieth Division, American Expeditionary Forces; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; elected to the Seventy-second and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1931, until his death; chairman, Committee on Memorials (Seventy-sixth Congress); delegate to the International Aviation Conference at Chicago, Ill., in 1944; United States adviser, International Civil Aviation Organization at Montreal, Canada, and Geneva, Switzerland, in 1947; died in Gastonia, N.C., August 31, 1950; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.