WILLFORD, Albert Clinton, (1877 - 1937)


WILLFORD, Albert Clinton, a Representative from Iowa; born in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa, September 21, 1877; attended the country and town schools and Tilford’s Academy, Vinton, Iowa; employed as chief engineer of the electric light, power, and water company at Vinton 1900-1907; moved to Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, in 1907 and engaged in the manufacture of ice until 1910, when he engaged in the seed, feed, and coal business; trustee of the Waterloo Public Library 1918-1930; served on the Black Hawk County Jury Commission 1922-1924; president of the Iowa Stationary Engineers Association for one year; president of the Izaak Walton League of America for Iowa 1927-1929 and served as a National and State director; president of the Waterloo Baseball Club 1923-1927; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress and for election in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed his former pursuits in Waterloo, Iowa, until his death there on March 10, 1937; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery.