Alvin Baldus, American politician, Died at 90

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Alvin James Baldus was born on April 27, 1926, and died on February 2, 2017.

He was an American Democratic politician and former member of Congress for Wisconsin.

Baldus graduated from high school in Elkton, Minnesota and went to Riverland Community College (formerly Austin Junior College) in Austin, Minnesota.

Baldus served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1981 representing Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district—the first Democrat to hold this seat in 66 years.

Baldus served as part of the 94th, 95th and 96th United States Congresses.

Baldus ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1980, losing to Republican Steve Gunderson. He was in the United States Merchant Marine and the United States Army.

He served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1966 to 1975 and again from 1989 to 1997.

Alvin died at his home in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Alvin Baldus passed away at 90 years old.

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