Leslie Cornelius Arends

Leslie Cornelius Arends

Melvin, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Death 17 Jul 1985 (aged 88)
Naples, Collier County, Florida, USA
Burial Melvin, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 7129213 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He attended Oberlin College and served in the U.S. Navy during World War I. After the war, he graduated with a law degree from the Illinois Wesleyan University, engaged in agricultural, banking, plus a member of the Ford County Farm Bureau, in 1935 and a member of the board of trustees of the Illinois Wesleyan University. In 1935, he was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth Congress, reelected to the next nineteen succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation in 1974. Relocating to Florida, he lived in retirement until his death at age 89.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leslie Cornelius Arends (27 Sep 1896–17 Jul 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7129213, citing Melvin Cemetery, Melvin, Ford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .