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Dawson, Albert Foster



  • Existence: 1872-1949


Albert Foster Dawson was born in Spragueville, Iowa, on January 26, 1872. Educated at the University of Wisconsin, he later studied finance at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dawson began his career as a newspaperman. From 1895-1905 he worked as a secretary to Representative George M. Curtis and Senator William B. Allison. Dawson was elected as Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (1905-1911). He did not choose to run for a fourth term and declined an appointment as private secretary to President William H. Taft. Instead, he returned to Iowa and became president of Davenport's First National Bank. In 1930, he was the executive secretary of the Republican National Senatorial Committee. The following year he became an executive working with public utilities. He retired from business in 1945. Albert Foster Dawson died on March 9, 1949.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Albert Foster Dawson Papers

Identifier: MsC0067

U.S. Representative from Iowa and businessman. Speeches on various topics.

Dates: 1904-1942