Albert E. Austin

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Albert Elmer Austin
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1941
Preceded by Alfred N. Phillips
Succeeded by Le Roy D. Downs
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
1917–1919
In office
1921–1923
Personal details
Born (1877-11-15)November 15, 1877
Medway, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died January 26, 1942(1942-01-26) (aged 64)
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Nationality  USA
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Anne Tyrell Christy Austin
Anne Clara Snyder Austin
Lillian V. Lounsbury Austin
Alma mater Amherst College
Jefferson Medical College
Occupation physician
Religion Episcopalian

Albert Elmer Austin (November 15, 1877 – January 26, 1942) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1939 to 1941 and member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1917 to 1919 and from 1921 to 1923. He was the stepfather of Clare Boothe Luce.

Biography[edit]

Born in Medway, Massachusetts, Austin attended the public schools and graduated from Amherst College in 1899 and served as member of the faculty of Attleboro High School (Massachusetts) from 1899 to 1900. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1905. He was married to Anne Tyrell Christy and they divorced in 1916.

During the First World War, Austin served as regimental surgeon in the Two Hundred and Fourteenth Engineers, Fourteenth (Wolverine) Division from 1918 to 1919.[1] He was married on May 17, 1919, to Anne Clara Snyder who was killed in automobile-train accident in Miami, Florida in 1938. She was the mother of Clare Boothe Luce. He married Lillian V. Lounsbury on September 3, 1939.[2]

Austin was a practicing physician in Old Greenwich, Connecticut from 1907 to 1939. He also engaged in banking in Old Greenwich, Connecticut from 1926 to 1942.[3]

Austin served as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1917 to 1919; and from 1921 to 1923.[4] He was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress and served from January 3, 1939, to January 3, 1941.[5] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress.

Death[edit]

Austin continued his former professional pursuits until he was in Greenwich, Connecticut on January 26, 1942, aged 64 years, 72 days. He is interred at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York.[6] He was a member, American Medical Association and the Freemasons.

External links[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albert E. Austin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Akbert E. Austin". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Albert E. Austin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Albert E. Austion". Find A Grave. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Albert E. Austin". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Albert E. Austin". Find A Grave. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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Preceded by
Alfred N. Phillips
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th congressional district

1939 – 1941
Succeeded by
Le Roy D. Downs