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William Michael Citron

(1896 - 1976)

CITRON, William Michael, a Representative from Connecticut; born in New Haven, Conn., August 29, 1896; moved with his parents to Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn., in 1899; attended the grammar and high schools; was graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1918 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1921; was commissioned a second lieutenant of Field Artillery on September 16, 1918, and was in training until discharged on December 14, 1918; was admitted to the bar in 1922 and commenced practice in Middletown, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives 1927-1929 and 1931-1933, serving as minority leader during two sessions; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress and in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; city corporation counsel 1928-1934; served as a member of the Connecticut Old Age Pension Commission in 1932 and 1933; clerk of the State senate 1933-1935; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress; reelected to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; chairman of the Housing Authority of Middletown, Conn., 1940-1942; entered the military service of the United States as captain, Corps of Military Police, on July 16, 1942, and was subsequently promoted to major on April 16, 1943; served in Africa from October 1942 until retired for physical incapacity on March 3, 1944; resumed the practice of law; member of the Connecticut Veterans Reemployment and Advisory Commission in 1948 and 1949; commander, Connecticut Disabled American Veterans, 1947-1948; unsuccessful candidate in 1952 for election to the Eighty-third Congress; died in Titusville, Fla., June 7, 1976; interment in Congregation Adath Israel Cemetery, Middletown, Conn.

Sources: Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress