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Alfred Lee Bulwinkle (April 21, 1883 – August 31, 1950) was a U.S. Representative from North Carolina.

Alfred L. Bulwinkle
Alfred Bulwinkle.png
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1929
Preceded byClyde R. Hoey
Succeeded byCharles A. Jonas
In office
March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byCharles A. Jonas
Succeeded byRobert L. Doughton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byZebulon Weaver
Succeeded byCameron Morrison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1943 – August 31, 1950
Preceded byZebulon Weaver
Succeeded byWoodrow W. Jones
Personal details
Born(1883-04-21)April 21, 1883
Charleston, South Carolina
DiedAugust 31, 1950(1950-08-31) (aged 67)
Gastonia, North Carolina
Resting placeOakwood Cemetery
35°15′41″N 81°11′18″W / 35.26139°N 81.18833°W / 35.26139; -81.18833 (Alfred Bulwinkle Burial Site)
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceNorth Carolina National Guard
Years of service1909–1917
RankMajor
UnitSecond Battalion, One Hundred and Thirteenth Field Artillery, Fifty-fifth Brigade, Thirtieth Division, American Expeditionary Forces
Battles/warsWorld War I

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Early lifeEdit

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Bulwinkle moved with his parents to Dallas, North Carolina, in 1891. He attended the common schools. He studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Dallas, North Carolina. He served as prosecuting attorney for the municipal court of Gastonia 1913-1916. He served as captain in Company B, First Infantry, North Carolina National Guard from 1909 to 1917. He served on the Mexican border in 1916 and 1917. During the First World War served as a major in command of the Second Battalion, One Hundred and Thirteenth Field Artillery, Fifty-fifth Brigade, Thirtieth Division, American Expeditionary Forces.

Political careerEdit

Bulwinkle was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1929). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress, losing to Charles A. Jonas.

Two years later, Bulwinkle defeated Jonas and was elected to the Seventy-second Congress. He served in nine succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1931, until his death. He served as chairman of the Committee on Memorials (Seventy-sixth Congress). In 1938, he was key to passing the La Follette-Bulwinkle Act which sanctioned federal assistance to U.S. states establishing preventive healthcare for venereal diseases.

He served as delegate to the International Aviation Conference at Chicago, Illinois, in 1944. In 1947, he was the United States adviser, International Civil Aviation Organization at Montreal, Canada, and Geneva, Switzerland.

He died in Gastonia, North Carolina, August 31, 1950 of multiple myeloma.[1] He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Death Brings End to Career of Representative Bulwinkle; The Gastonia Gazette; Page 1: September 1, 1950

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Alfred L. Bulwinkle (id: B001056)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • "Alfred Lee Bulwinkle". Find a Grave. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  • Memorial services held in the House of Representatives together with remarks presented in eulogy of Alfred Lee Bulwinkle, late a representative from North Carolina
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clyde R. Hoey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 9th congressional district

1921–1929
Succeeded by
Charles A. Jonas
Preceded by
Charles A. Jonas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 9th congressional district

1931–1933
Succeeded by
Robert L. Doughton
Preceded by
Zebulon Weaver
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 10th congressional district

1933–1943
Succeeded by
Cameron Morrison
Preceded by
Zebulon Weaver
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 11th congressional district

1943–1950
Succeeded by
Woodrow W. Jones