Alfred F. Beiter BEITER, Alfred Florian, a Representative from New York to the United States Congress.
Alfred was born in Clarence, Erie County, N.Y., July 7, 1894. He attended elementary schools, Williamsville (N.Y.) High School, and Niagara University, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
He moved to Williamsville, N.Y., and engaged in the general merchandising business from 1915 to 1929; supervisor of the town of Amherst, N.Y., 1930-1934;
He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1939); chairman, Committee on War Claims (Seventy-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; assistant to the Secretary of the Interior in 1939 and 1940;
He was then elected to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eight Congress; owned and operated a hatchery and feed business in Buffalo, N.Y., 1944-1948; president of the National Customs Service Association 1949-1961; Deputy Commissioner of Customs, Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., 1961-1964.
He resided in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
He retired and resided in Boca Raton, Fla., where he died March 11, 1974; interment in Boca Raton Cemetery. Survived by wife Margaret Beiter and daughter, Nancy Randall Beiter.