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Robert Low Bacon Edit Profile

Congressman

He was a banker, Lieutenant Colonel, and congressman from New York. He died of a heart attack at the State Police barracks in Lake Success, New York while on his way home from a speaking engagement in New York City. He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

Background

BACON, Robert Low was born on July 23, 1884 in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts.

Education

Harvard College, Bachelor of Arts, 1907; Harvard University Law School, Bachelor of Laws, 1910; Married; United States Treasury Department, 1910-1911; Investment Banking Business., 1911-1922.

Career

In 1911 he moved to Old Westbury, New York to engage in banking in New York City. In 1916, he worked with the New York National Guard at the Texas border. In 1919, he was commissioned to the United States Officers’ Reserve Corps with a promotion to lieutenant colonel and later to colonel in 1923. Bacon was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Illinois in 1920. He was elected a Republican to t in 1922 and served from 1923 until his death in 1938 though still continuing his military career in the Officers' Reserve Corps during his years in the House of Representatives.

Achievements

  • Bacon then went to fight in World War I where he attained the rank of major and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

Politics

Bacon was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Illinois in 1920. He was elected a Republican to the sixty-eighth congress in 1922 and served from 1923 until his death in 1938 though still continuing his military career in the Officers' Reserve Corps during his years in the House of Representatives.

Membership

Member Republican State Committee, New York. Member 68th to 75th Congresses (1923-1939). 1st New York District.

Member Republican Congressional Committee, Attended original Plattsburg T.C., 1915. Member of the board visitors United States Naval Academy. Member 150th Anniversary Commission Battle of Bunker Hill.

  • Member, 68, 69, 70 and 71 Congresses.

Connections

Married Virginia Murray, April. Children: Alexandra Murray, Virginia Murray, Martha.

father:
Robert Bacon
Robert Bacon - father of Robert Bacon

mother:
Martha Waldron Cowdin - American

Brother:
Gaspar Griswold Bacon

nephew:
David Bacon