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Donald Edgar Tewes (August 4, 1916 – August 29, 2012) was a businessman and a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for Wisconsin. He represented Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district in the 85th United States Congress from January 3, 1957 to January 3, 1959.[1]

Donald Edgar Tewes
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1959
Preceded byGlenn Robert Davis
Succeeded byRobert Kastenmeier
Personal details
Born(1916-08-04)August 4, 1916
Merrill, Wisconsin
DiedAugust 29, 2012(2012-08-29) (aged 96)
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army Air Forces
Years of service1942–1946
UnitFourteenth Air Force
Battles/warsWorld War II


Born in Merrill, Wisconsin, Tewes graduated from Merrill High School. In 1938, Tewes graduated from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana and two years later graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School being admitted to the Wisconsin Bar. Tewes practiced law in Merrill. During World War II, Tewes served in the United States Army Air Forces, as an intelligence officer in the Flying Tigers, in the China-Burma-India Theater. After the war, he was president of the Tewes Plastic Corporation in Waukesha, Wisconsin, retiring in 1994.[2] In 1958, Tewes was defeated, while seeking reelection to Congress.[3][4] In the 1960 election, Tewes was also defeated, while seeking election again to his former house seat.[5] He died on August 29, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.[6]


  1. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book-1958,' biography of Donald E. Tewes, pg. 14
  2. ^ About Tewes Corp.
  3. ^ Political
  4. ^ Biographical sketch
  5. ^ United States Federal Election 1960
  6. ^ "Obituary". Retrieved 4 October 2012.

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