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  Rowan, William A.
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NameWilliam A. Rowan
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Chicago, Illinois , United States
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Born November 24, 1882
DiedMay 31, 1961 (78 years)
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Infoa Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 24, 1882; was graduated from St. Patrick Grade School and St. Patrick High School and attended the University of Chicago; employed in a steel plant after graduation; associated with a daily community newspaper in Chicago, becoming city editor and editor, 1907-1927; served as alderman of the tenth ward of Chicago 1927-1942; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; appointed United States Comptroller of Customs at Chicago, Ill., on January 21, 1947, in which capacity he served until 1953; died in Chicago, Ill., May 31, 1961; interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth, Ill.


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  11/02/1954 IL District 4 Lost 47.85% (-4.30%)
  11/05/1946 IL District 2 Lost 48.74% (-2.52%)
  11/07/1944 IL District 2 Won 57.32% (+14.63%)
  11/03/1942 IL District 2 Won 50.81% (+1.62%)
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