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About Albert Elmer Austin
Albert Elmer Austin (November 15, 1877 – January 26, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut, stepfather of Clare Boothe Luce.
Born in Medway, Massachusetts, Austin attended the public schools and graduated from Amherst College in 1899 and served as member of the faculty of Attleboro High School (Massachusetts) from 1899 to 1900. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1905. He was married to Anne Tyrell Christy and they divorced in 1916.
During the First World War, Austin served as regimental surgeon in the Two Hundred and Fourteenth Engineers, Fourteenth (Wolverine) Division from 1918 to 1919. He was married on May 17, 1919, to Anne Clara Snyder who was killed in automobile-train accident in Miami, Florida in 1938. He married Lillian V. Lounsbury on September 3, 1939.
Austin was a practicing physician in Old Greenwich, Connecticut from 1907 to 1939. He also engaged in banking in Old Greenwich, Connecticut from 1926 to 1942.
Austin served as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1917 to 1919; and from 1921 to 1923. He was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress and served from January 3, 1939, to January 3, 1941. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress.
Austin continued his former professional pursuits until he was in Greenwich, Connecticut on January 26, 1942, aged 64 years, 72 days. He is interred at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York. He was a member, American Medical Association and the Freemasons.
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