Alexander G. Barry

Alexander Grant Barry ( born August 23, 1892 in Astoria, Oregon, † December 28, 1952 in Portland, Oregon ) was an American politician ( Republican), who represented the state of Oregon in the U.S. Senate.

Lawyer, soldier and local politicians

Alexander Barry attended the public schools in his hometown of Astoria and Portland. He then enrolled at the University of Washington in Seattle and gained his first degree there. He then studied at the Law School of the University of Oregon, which was still at that time in Portland, the law. After laying the Faculty of Law at the University main campus in Eugene Barry moved to the newly created North West College of Law in Portland. There he passed his examination, after which he was admitted to the bar in 1917 and commenced practice in Portland.

The following year, Barry joined the U.S. Army and fought in the First World War. He was appointed Second Lieutenant of Artillery and belonged to the American Expeditionary Forces in France.

In addition to his work as a lawyer Barry has held since 1932 also several public offices in Oregon. He was first a member of the State Emergency Committee and remained so until 1933. Afterwards he worked until 1935 in the Oregon Liquor Control Commission with, any governmental authority to control the sale of alcohol after the repeal of Prohibition. He also served from 1937 to 1938 as chairman of a local school board.

Senator and Deputy

Frederick Steiwer, Republican U.S. Senator for Oregon, submitted on January 31, 1938 from his position. Then the Democrat Alfred E. Reames was appointed Acting in function to its successor. In the election on 8 November of that year Reames did not occur again; this then decided Alexander Barry for themselves. He came the next day from his office in Washington and remained there until January 3, 1939 At the election of the next full term of office, he decided not to run. ; the mandate fell to Rufus C. Holman.

After retiring from the Senate, Barry first worked as a lawyer again. In 1944, he was then in the House of Representatives of Oregon, where he represented Portland and Multnomah County as a deputy. He took this mandate from 1945 to 1949 come true. Three years after he had left the Parliament, Alexander Barry died in Portland.