Edwin Van Meter
Edwin Van Meter, a Representative from Illinois; born in
Mansfield, Piatt County, Ill., September 18, 1890; attended the public schools;
was graduated from the law department of the University of Illinois at Urbana in
1912; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Peoria,
Ill.; during the First World War entered the Officers' Training Camp at Fort
Sheridan, Ill., on May 15, 1917; commissioned second lieutenant and assigned to
service overseas with the Three Hundred and Forty-first Infantry, Company C,
Eighty-sixth Division; discharged with rank of captain on February 6, 1919;
served as assistant State's attorney of Peoria County, Ill., in 1919 and 1920
and as State's attorney 1932-1936; president of the Illinois State's Attorneys'
Association in 1935; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress
(January 3, 1937-January 3, 1939); was not a candidate for renomination in 1938;
resumed the practice of law in Peoria, Ill., where he now resides.
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