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Roy Wier

Roy William Wier (February 25, 1888 – June 27, 1963) was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota; born in Redfield, Spink County, South Dakota; moved with his parents in 1896 to Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota; attended the public schools and North High School; learned the telephone and electrical trade, later going into theatrical stage-lighting work; during the First World War served in the United States Army for eighteen months, with overseas service; in 1920 became active in the trade-union movement in Minneapolis and had been officially a representative of the Trades and Labor Assembly of Minneapolis; member of the Minnesota House of Representatives 1933 – 1939; member of the Minneapolis Board of Education 1939 – 1948 and the board of directors of Hennepin County Red Cross; elected as a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party to the 81st, 82nd, 83rd, 84th, 85th, and 86th congresses, (January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1960 to the 87th congress; was a resident of Minneapolis until May 1962, when he moved to Edmonds, Washington; died in Seattle, Washington, June 27, 1963; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in the columbarium of Evergreen Washelli Cemetery.

References[]

  • Roy Wier at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George MacKinnon
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 3rd congressional district
1949–1961
Succeeded by
Clark MacGregor

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