|Name||Riley A. Bender|
Chicago, Illinois , United States
|| July 08, 1890
|| March 06, 1973
|Contributor||Nothing wrong, just gone|
Sep 08, 2013 03:54pm
|Info||Bender, Riley Alvin (1890-1973) — also known as Riley A. Bender — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 8, 1890. Son of Edward Bender and Rachel Josephine (Davis) Bender. Prize fighter; hotel manager; music store manager; seed wholesaler. Served briefly as a scout for former Pres. Theodore Roosevelt. |
Candidate in Democratic primary for Illinois state senate 11th District, 1938 and held various state Democratic party posts
Changed to the Republican Party around 1943 and proclaimed himself a "New Guard Republican." Candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1944, 1948, 1952, and won the Illinois Presidential primary in 1948.
Church of Christ; Methodist. German and Welsh ancestry. Died, in Illinois Central Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 6, 1973. Interment at Onarga Cemetery, Onarga, Ill.
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