ENGEL, Albert Joseph

ENGEL, Albert Joseph
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1888–1959

Biography

ENGEL, Albert Joseph, a Representative from Michigan; born in New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio, January 1, 1888; attended the public schools in Grand Traverse County, Mich., and the Central Y.M.C.A., Chicago, Ill.; was graduated from the law department of Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., in 1910; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Lake City, Mich.; prosecuting attorney of Missaukee County, Mich., in 1916, 1917, 1919, and 1920; during the First World War served as a first lieutenant in the War Department, Washington, D.C., later being promoted to captain and served overseas for twenty-three months, 1917-1919; served in the State senate in 1921, 1922, and 1927-1932; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1951); was not a candidate for renomination in 1950 but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination; operated a 1,400-acre tree plantation near Lake City, Mich.; died in Grand Rapids, Mich., December 2, 1959; interment in Lake City Cemetery, Lake City, Mich.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Michigan
Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1885-1960, 10 linear feet. The papers of Albert J. Engel contain correspondence, speeches, press releases, and news clippings scrapbooks and articles about Albert J. Engel. Also included are files on various topics that came before Albert J. Engel's House committees -- notably the Bikini Island "A" bomb and "H" bomb tests, as well as photographs. A finding aid is available in the library and online.
Papers: In the Owen J. Cleary Papers, 1944-1959, 10 linear feet and 2 volumes. Correspondents include Albert J. Engel. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the John R. Dethmers Papers, 1928-1970, 11 linear feet. Correspondents include Albert J. Engel. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the Frank Dwight Fitzgerald Papers, 1928-1944, 28 linear feet and 4 oversize volumes. Correspondents include Albert J. Engel. A finding aid is available in the library and online.
Papers: In the James Orin Murfin Papers, 1896-1940, 8 linear feet. Other authors include Albert J. Engel. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the James Kerr Pollock Papers, 1920-1968, 87 linear feet. Other authors include Albert J. Engel. A finding aid is available in the library and online.
Papers: In the Louis Carlisle Walker Papers, 1881-1963, 5 linear feet. Other authors include Albert J. Engel. A finding aid is available in the library.
Papers: In the Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959, 15 linear feet and 1 oversize folder. Other authors include Albert J. Engel. A finding aid is available in the library.
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