Harold Himmel Velde
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Velde was born near Parkland, Tazewell County, Illinois. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1931 and studied law at the University of Illinois. During World War II, he served as a private in the Signal Corps of the United States Army until 1943, when he was appointed a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in sabotage and counter-espionage division.
After the war, he worked as a lawyer until being elected a Tazewell County, Illinois, judge and served until 1949. He was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first United States Congress and was reelected three times, serving until 1957.
Velde was the chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee between 1953 and 1955.
Harold Himmel Velde died in Sun City, Arizona in 1985.
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- Harold Himmel Velde at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2009-05-20
- "Harold Himmel Velde". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
- A film clip "Longines Chronoscope with Rep. Harold H. Velde (January 30, 1953)" is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]
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