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Dr. Albert E. Austin, Department of Health Collection Edit


Finding Aid Author
Leslie Albamonte
Finding Aid Date
November 2021
Description Rules
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Finding Aid Note
Part of the Manuscript Collections, Greenwich Historical Society Contact: Christopher Shields, Curator of Library and Archives 47 Strickland Road Cos Cob, CT 06807 United Stated


  • 1895-1937 (Creation)


  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    3 flat manuscript boxes


  • Biography

    Austin, Albert Elmer, (stepfather of Clare Boothe Luce), a Representative from Connecticut; born in Medway, Norfolk County, Mass., November 15, 1877; attended the public schools and was graduated from Amherst (Mass.) College in 1899 and from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1905; member of the faculty of Attleboro (Mass.) High School 1899-1900; practicing physician in Old Greenwich, Conn., 1907-1939; health officer of Greenwich, Conn., 1917-1937; engaged in banking in Old Greenwich, Conn., 1926-1942; during the First World War served as regimental surgeon in the Two Hundred and Fourteenth Engineers, Fourteenth (Wolverine) Division, 1918-1919; member of the State house of representatives 1917-1919 and 1921-1923; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; continued his former professional pursuits until his death in Greenwich, Conn., January 26, 1942; interment in Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, Westchester County, N.Y. From: