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Hale, Robert

(1889-1976), cousin of Frederick Hale, was a U.S. Representative born in Portland on November 29, 1889. He attended the public schools; was graduated from Portland High School in 1906, from Bowdoin College, Brunswick in 1910, and from Oxford University in England, in 1912.

He attended Harvard Law School in 1913 and 1914; was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1914, the Maine bar in 1917, and the District of Columbia bar in 1959. Hale practiced in Portland from 1917 to 1942.

During the First World War he served in the United States Army in grades up to second lieutenant, with overseas service from 1917 to 1919. He was a member of the Maine House of Representatives 1923-1930, serving as speaker in 1929 and 1930.

Elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1959), he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958. He resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., where he died on November 30, 1976, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine.

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