Engel, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1888-1959

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Prosecuting attorney for Missaukee County, Michigan, Republican State Senator, and U.S. Congressman from the 9th Michigan District from 1935 to 1951.

From the description of Albert Joseph Engel papers, 1885-1960. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 79108239

From the description of Albert Joseph Engel papers, 1911-1959. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418521

Albert J. Engel was born in New Washington, Ohio on January 1, 1888. He graduated from the law department of Northwestern University in 1910. He then was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Lake City, Michigan. He was prosecuting attorney of Missaukee County in 1916-1917 and 1919-1920. During the first World War, Engel served as a first lieutenant in the War Department, later promoted to captain where he served overseas for twenty-three months, 1917-1919.

Engel served four terms in the state senate 1921 and 1927-1931. He was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1934 from Michigan's Ninth District. He came to serve eight terms, from 1935 to 1951. While in the congress, Engel served ten years as a member and chairman of the House Armed Forces appropriations subcommittee. In 1943, he began a one-man investigation of Army waste in which he traveled about the country touring army bases. Upon his return Engel proposed reforms which saved the government billions of dollars. He did not seek reelection in 1950 but rather sought (without success) the Republican nomination for governor. In his retirement, Engel operated a Christmas tree plantation near Lake City. He died December 2, 1959.

From the guide to the Albert Joseph Engel Papers, 1885-1960, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Dethmers, John R., 1903-1971. John R. Dethmers papers, 1928-1970. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn John R. Dethmers papers, 1923-1970 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Engel, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1888-1959. Albert Joseph Engel papers, 1911-1959. Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Walker, L. C. (Louis Carlisle), 1875-1963. Louis Carlisle Walker papers, 1881-1963. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn James Orin Murfin papers, 1896-1940 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Fitzgerald, Frank D. (Frank Dwight), 1885-1939. Frank Dwight Fitzgerald papers, 1928-1944. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Frank Dwight Fitzgerald papers, 1928-1944, 1930-1939 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Albert Joseph Engel Papers, 1885-1960 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Engel, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1888-1959. Albert Joseph Engel papers, 1885-1960. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Owen J. Cleary Papers, 1944-1959 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn James K. Pollock papers, 1920-1968 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Louis Carlisle Walker papers, 1881-1963 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Walker, L. C. (Louis Carlisle), 1875-1963. Louis Carlisle Walker papers, 1881-1963. Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968. James Kerr Pollock papers, 1920-1968. Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Cleary, Owen J., 1900-1960. Owen J. Cleary papers, 1944-1959. Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith Cleary, Owen J., 1900-1960. person
associatedWith Connally, Tom, 1877-1963. person
associatedWith Curwood, James Oliver, 1878-1927. person
associatedWith Dethmers, John R., 1903-1971. person
associatedWith Dickinson, Luren Dudley, 1859-1943. person
associatedWith Disney, Walt, 1901-1966. person
associatedWith Ferguson, Homer, 1889-1982. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Frank D. (Frank Dwight), 1885-1939. person
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Frank Dwight, 1885-1939 person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Lake City (Mich.)
United States
Lake City (Mich.)
Missaukee County (Mich.)
Missaukee County (Mich.)
Missaukee County (Mich.)
Michigan--Missaukee County
Lake City (Mich.)
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World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945


Birth 1888-01-01

Death 1959-12-03


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