Albert Lincoln VREELAND, Congress, NJ (1901-1975)


VREELAND, Albert Lincoln, a Representative from New Jersey; born in East Orange, Essex County, N.J., July 2, 1901; attended the public schools; served as ambulance driver for the American Red Cross in 1918 and 1919; was graduated from the New York Electrical School in New York City in 1919, the Peddie School, Hightstown, N.J., in 1922, and the New Jersey Law School at Newark in 1925; was admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced practice in East Orange, N.J.; assistant city counsel and city prosecutor of East Orange 1929-1934; judge of the recorder’s court of East Orange 1934-1938; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1943); was a captain in the United States Army Reserve and on December 9, 1941, was granted leave of absence from the House of Representatives to go on active duty and assigned to the Military Intelligence Section of the War Department; transferred to the Seventy-sixth Infantry Division in April 1942; commissioned a major in Infantry on July 17, 1942, and on July 18, 1942, by Presidential directive, was ordered back to the House of Representatives; was not a candidate for renomination in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; reentered the Army on January 4, 1943, and served two years in Australia and New Guinea; commissioned a lieutenant colonel on August 27, 1944, and ordered to inactive duty August 27, 1945; colonel, A.I., USAR (retired); police commissioner of East Orange, N.J., 1945-1951; public relations officer for the Celanese Corporation of America 1945-1946; resumed the practice of law; died in Orange, N.J., May 3, 1975; interment in Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield, N.J.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present