Alfred L. Bulwinkle
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Alfred L. Bulwinkle
Alfred L. Bulwinkle
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 11th district

January 3, 1943 - August 31, 1950
Zebulon Weaver
Woodrow W. Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 10th district

March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1943
Zebulon Weaver
Cameron Morrison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 9th district

March 4, 1931 - March 3, 1933
Charles A. Jonas
Robert L. Doughton

March 4, 1921 - March 3, 1929
Clyde R. Hoey
Charles A. Jonas
Personal details
Born(1883-04-21)April 21, 1883
Charleston, South Carolina
DiedAugust 31, 1950(1950-08-31) (aged 67)
Gastonia, North Carolina
Resting placeOakwood Cemetery
35°15?41?N 81°11?18?W / 35.26139°N 81.18833°W / 35.26139; -81.18833 (Alfred Bulwinkle Burial Site)
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceNorth Carolina National Guard
Years of service1909-1917
RankMajor
UnitSecond Battalion, One Hundred and Thirteenth Field Artillery, Fifty-fifth Brigade, Thirtieth Division, American Expeditionary Forces
Battles/warsWorld War I

Alfred Lee Bulwinkle (April 21, 1883 - August 31, 1950) was a U.S. Representative from North Carolina.

Early life

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Bulwinkle moved with his parents to Dallas, North Carolina, in 1891. He attended the common schools. He studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Dallas, North Carolina. He served as prosecuting attorney for the municipal court of Gastonia 1913-1916. He served as captain in Company B, First Infantry, North Carolina National Guard from 1909 to 1917. He served on the Mexican border in 1916 and 1917. During the First World War served as a major in command of the Second Battalion, One Hundred and Thirteenth Field Artillery, Fifty-fifth Brigade, Thirtieth Division, American Expeditionary Forces.

Political career

Bulwinkle was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921 - March 3, 1929). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress, losing to Charles A. Jonas.

Two years later, Bulwinkle defeated Jonas and was elected to the Seventy-second Congress. He served in nine succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1931, until his death. He served as chairman of the Committee on Memorials (Seventy-sixth Congress). In 1938, he was key to passing the La Follette-Bulwinkle Act which sanctioned federal assistance to U.S. states establishing preventive healthcare for venereal diseases.

He served as delegate to the International Aviation Conference at Chicago, Illinois, in 1944. In 1947, he was the United States adviser, International Civil Aviation Organization at Montreal, Canada, and Geneva, Switzerland.

He died in Gastonia, North Carolina, August 31, 1950 of multiple myeloma.[1] He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.

See also

References

  1. ^ Death Brings End to Career of Representative Bulwinkle; The Gastonia Gazette; Page 1: September 1, 1950

External links

  • United States Congress. "Alfred L. Bulwinkle (id: B001056)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • "Alfred Lee Bulwinkle". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2010.
  • Memorial services held in the House of Representatives together with remarks presented in eulogy of Alfred Lee Bulwinkle, late a representative from North Carolina

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