A. Walter Norblad

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Walter Norblad (Jr.)
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Norblad as Congressman
Member of United States House of Representatives from Oregon's 1st District
In office
January 18, 1946 – September 20, 1964
Preceded by James W. Mott
Succeeded by Wendell Wyatt
Oregon State Representative
District 1, Astoria
In office
1935–1937
Preceded by Edwin C. Judd (R)
Succeeded by Clarence Ash (R)
Personal details
Born (1908-09-12)September 12, 1908
Escanaba, Michigan, USA United States
Died September 20, 1964(1964-09-20) (aged 56)
Bethesda, Maryland
Political party Republican
Residence Stayton, Oregon
Astoria, Oregon
Occupation Attorney

Albin Walter Norblad, Jr., (September 12, 1908 – September 20, 1964)[1] was an American attorney and Republican politician in Oregon. He represented the U.S. state of Oregon's First District from January 18, 1946 until his death in the United States House of Representatives.[2] His father was A. W. Norblad, Sr., a one-time Governor of Oregon.[3]

Early years[edit]

Albin Walter Norblad, Jr. was born in Escanaba, Michigan,[3] but, before he was a year old, his family relocated to Astoria, Oregon, where he attended public schools, before completing his secondary studies at the New Mexico Military Academy at Roswell, New Mexico.[3] A graduate of the University of Oregon,[3] Norblad undertook graduate study at Harvard Law School,[3] and was admitted to the bar in 1932,[3] returning to his hometown of Astoria to practice at his father's firm of Norblad & Norblad.[4]

Political career[edit]

Norblad served in the Oregon Legislative Assembly as a representative for one term (1935–1937), was a member of the board of trustees of Linfield College, and a delegate to the 1940 Republican National Convention. During World War II, he joined the U.S. Air Force, serving as a combat intelligence officer from 1942 to 1945.[3] Upon return from the war, he settled in Stayton, Oregon, and was elected to fill the vacancy in the United States Congress caused by the death of James W. Mott. He was re-elected to nine successive terms in the House of Representatives.

Death and family[edit]

A. Walter Norblad, Jr. died of a heart attack in office in Bethesda, Maryland, on September 20, 1964[3] and was buried in Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton.[2]

One of Norblad's children, Albin W. Norblad III, was a state court judge in Oregon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Congressional Biographical Directory, 88th Congress (H.Doc 108-122)" (PDF). Congressional Record. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1965. p. 429. Retrieved 2006-12-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Norblad, Albin Walter, Jr., (1908 - 1964)". Biographical Directory of Congress (1774 - Present). United States Congress (Official website). 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-13. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Rep. Norblad, 56, Is Dead". The Escanaba Daily Press. September 21, 1964. p. 10. Retrieved May 10, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  4. ^ Smith, William Carlson (2006). "Swedes of Oregon, The". American Swedish Historical Museum Year Book 1946. Reprinted, Bertin Sundvall's Homepage, Portland, Oregon: Bertin Sundvall. Archived from the original on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-13. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James W. Mott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oregon's 1st congressional district

1946–1964
Succeeded by
Wendell Wyatt