FORAND, Aime Joseph

FORAND, Aime Joseph
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1895–1972

Biography

FORAND, Aime Joseph, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., May 23, 1895; attended the public and parochial schools, Magnus Commercial School, Providence, R.I., and Columbia University, New York City; served in France as sergeant, first class, from May 1918 to July 1919, in the Motor Transport Corps; newspaper reporter at Pawtucket and Woonsocket, R.I., 1924-1930; member of the State house of representatives 1923-1926; served as secretary to Representative Jeremiah E. O'Connell in 1929 and 1930 and to Representative Francis B. Condon 1930-1935; chief of the Rhode Island State division of soldiers' relief and commandant of the Rhode Island Soldiers' Home in 1935 and 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; elected to the Seventy-seventh and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1961); was not a candidate for renomination in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; founder and first president, National Council of Senior Citizens, 1961-1972; resided in Boca Raton, Fla., until his death there January 18, 1972; interment in Boca Raton Mausoleum.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Oral History Research Office

New York, NY
Oral History: 1965, 77 leaves. Reminiscences of Aime Joseph Forand.

Providence College
Phillips Library

Providence, RI
Papers: 1918-1972, 12 linear feet. Personal and congressional correspondence, memorabilia, election materials, newsclippings, photographs, and audiotapes, reflecting Aime Forand's career in the Rhode Island House of Representatives (1923-1927) and his years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1937-1939, 1941-1960), including his service on the House Ways and Means Committee and sponsorship of Medicare and other legislative programs designed to assist the elderly.
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