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us: Arends, Leslie C. (Leslie Cornelius), 1895-1985



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    • found: Leslie C. Arends, 1955: title frame (the Honorable Leslie C. Arends, United States Representative from Illinois and Minority Party whip)
    • found: Wikipedia, via WWW, August 19, 2011 (Leslie C. Arends; born Leslie Cornelius Arends on September 27, 1895 in Melvin, Illinois to George Teis Arends and Talea Weiss; served in the United States Navy during World War I and earned a law degree while attending Oberlin College in Ohio and Illinois Wesleyan University; member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois' 17th district from January 3, 1935 to January 3, 1973; member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois' 15th district from January 3, 1973 to December 31, 1974; was the longest-serving whip in U.S. House of Representatives history, ranking second in the party in the House; he alternately served as majority whip and minority whip for House Republicans from May 1943 to December 31, 1974; died July 17, 1985)
    • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, via WWW, August 19, 2011 (Arends, Leslie Cornelius, (1895-1985); a Representative from Illinois; served in the United States Navy in 1918 and 1919; engaged in agricultural pursuits and banking; in 1935 became member of the Ford County (Ill.) Farm Bureau and in 1938 a member of the board of trustees of the Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth Congress; reelected to the nineteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his resignation December 31, 1974; minority whip (Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses, Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses, and Eighty-fourth through Ninety-third Congresses), majority whip (Eightieth Congress and Eighty-third Congress); died in Naples, Florida)
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