Bacon, Robert L. - from United States
Country of meeting: in the year 1922
Politician, a banker, Lieutenant Colonel, and congressman from New York. After graduation, Bacon was employed at the United States Treasury Department, where he worked until 1911. He moved to Old Westbury, New York to engage in banking in New York City.
Bacon attended the business men’s training camp at Plattsburg in 1915, and served on the Texas border with the New York National Guard in 1916 at the Texas border. During World War I, he served with the Field Artillery, United States Army from April 24, 1917, to January 2, 1919. He attained the rank of major and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. Commissioned in the United States Officers’ Reserve Corps with the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1919, he was promoted to colonel in January 1923 and served until his death.
A delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Illinois in 1920, Bacon was then elected a Republican to the sixty-eighth congress in 1922 and served from March 4, 1923 until his death on September 12, 1938, while still continuing his military career in the Officers' Reserve Corps during his years in the House of Representatives.
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