Harold Himmel Velde

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Harold Himmel Velde (April 1, 1910 - September 1, 1985) was a United States political figure.

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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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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward H. Jenison
U.S. Representative of Illinois's 18th Congressional District
1949-1957
Succeeded by
Robert H. Michel