TEWES, Donald Edgar, (1916 - 2012)


Campaign button, 1958, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

TEWES, Donald Edgar, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Merrill, Lincoln County, Wis., August 4, 1916; was graduated from Trinity Lutheran School, Merrill High School, Valparaiso (Ind.) University in 1938, and from University of Wisconsin Law School in 1940; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Merrill, Wis.; entered the service as a private in 1942; became combat intelligence officer with the Fourteenth United States Air Force’s Flying Tigers with twenty-five combat missions in the China-Burma-India Theater and was discharged as a major in 1946; president of Tewes Plastics Corp., Waukesha, Wis., since 1947; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth Congress (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; died on August 29, 2012, in Waukesha, Wis.