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ALGER, Bruce Reynolds

ALGER, Bruce Reynolds
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1918–2015

Biography

ALGER, Bruce Reynolds, a Representative from Texas; born in Dallas, Tex., June 12, 1918; moved to Webster Groves, Mo., with his parents in 1924, and attended the public schools; graduated from Princeton University in 1940; field representative with RCA Victor Manufacturing Co., 1940 and 1941; enlisted as an aviation cadet in the Army Air Corps in September 1941, served as a B-29 commander in the Pacific Area, and discharged in November 1945; returned to Dallas, Tex., and engaged in the real estate and construction business; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964; resumed real estate pursuits; died on April 13, 2015, in Palm Bay, Fla.

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

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External Research Collections

Dallas Public Library
Manuscript/Archives Collections, Texas/Dallas History & Archives

Dallas, TX
Papers: 1940-1966, 40 cubic feet. The papers of Bruce Reynolds Alger contain correspondence, speeches, legislative files, photographs, tape recordings, campaign material, unpublished manuscripts, and books.
Oral History: 1984, 127 pages. An interview with Bruce Alger conducted by Gerald D. Saxon on June 28, July 6, and July 19, 1984.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Cain, Edward R. "Honorable Bruce Alger." In his They'd Rather Be Right, 269-271. New York: Macmillan, 1963.

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