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Pittenger, William Alvin

House 1917-20 (District 58)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election

Counties Served:  St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 12/29/1885
Birth Place: Crawfordsville, Indiana
Birth County: Montgomery
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 11/26/1951
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Duluth
Occupation (when first elected): Practicing Attorney

EDUCATION

Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana; College Graduate; 1909
Harvard University, Law School; Law Degree; 1912; Admitted to the Bar, 1912

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

U.S. Representative: 8th Congressional District, Minnesota; 03/04/1929 to 03/03/1933 [Elected]
U.S. Representative: 8th Congressional District, Minnesota; 01/03/1935 to 01/03/1937 [Elected]
U.S. Representative: 8th Congressional District, Minnesota; 01/03/1939 to 01/03/1947 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse:
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was born on a farm.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 1932, 1936, and 1946.

He was a member of the Republican Party when he served in the United States Congress.

He died in Duluth, Minnesota and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

41st Legislative Session (1919-1920)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 58
Elected: 11/5/1918
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/7/1919 to 1/3/1921
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Practicing Attorney
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Cities of the First Class
  • Insurance
  • Judiciary
  • Legislative Expense (Chair)
  • Taxes
  • Temperance

40th Legislative Session (1917-1918)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 58
Elected: 11/7/1916
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/2/1917 to 1/6/1919
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Practicing Attorney
Party: Nonpartisan Election
Committees:
  • Corporations Other Than Municipal
  • General Legislation
  • Grain and Warehouse
  • Insurance
  • Judiciary
  • Public Health and Pure Food
  • Telephones and Telegraph
  • Workmens Compensation