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HALLECK, Charles Abraham, a Representative from Indiana; born in Demotte, Jasper County, Ind.,
August 22, 1900; attended the public schools; during the First World War served
in the Infantry of the United States Army; Indiana University at Bloomington,
A.B., 1922 and from the law department of the same university, LL.B., 1924; was
admitted to the bar in 1924 and commenced practice in Rensselaer, Ind.;
prosecuting attorney for the thirtieth judicial circuit 1924-1934; elected as a
Republican to the Seventy-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of Congressman-elect Frederick Landis; reelected to the Seventy-fifth and
to the fifteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 29, 1935, to
January 3, 1969; majority leader (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses);
minority leader (Eighty-sixth, Eighty-seventh, and Eighty-eighth Congresses);
was not a candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress;
delegate to each Republican National Convention from 1936 to 1968, and
permanent chairman in 1960; was a resident of Rensselaer, Ind. until his death
in Lafayette, Ind., March 3, 1986; interment in Weston Cemetery, Rensselaer.
BibliographyPeabody, Robert L.
The Ford-Halleck Minority Leadership Contest. New York:
McGraw-Hill, 1966; Womack, Steven Douglas. Charles A. Halleck and the New
Frontier: Political Opposition through the Madisonian Model. Ph.D.
dissertation, Ball State University, 1980.