Alvin James Baldus (April 27, 1926 – February 2, 2017) was an American Democratic politician and former member of Congress for Wisconsin.
Born in Garner, Iowa, Baldus graduated from high school in Elkton, Minnesota and went to Riverland Community College (formerly Austin Junior College) in Austin, Minnesota. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1981 representing Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district—the first Democrat to hold this seat in 66 years. He served as part of the 94th, 95th and 96th United States Congresses. He ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1980, losing to Republican Steve Gunderson. He was in the United States Merchant Marine and the United States Army. Alvin Baldus served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1966 to 1975 and again from 1989 to 1997. He died at his home in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
- Alvin Baldus at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Alvin Baldus at Find a Grave
|United States House of Representatives|
Vernon Wallace Thomson
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981
|Wisconsin's delegation(s) to the 94th–96th United States Congresses (ordered by seniority)|
|94th||Senate: W. Proxmire • G. Nelson||House: C. Zablocki • H. Reuss • R. Kastenmeier • W. Steiger • D. Obey • L. Aspin • A. Baldus • R. Cornell • B. Kasten|
|95th||Senate: W. Proxmire • G. Nelson||House: C. Zablocki • H. Reuss • R. Kastenmeier • W. Steiger • D. Obey • L. Aspin • A. Baldus • R. Cornell • B. Kasten|
|96th||Senate: W. Proxmire • G. Nelson||House: C. Zablocki • H. Reuss • R. Kastenmeier • D. Obey • L. Aspin • A. Baldus • T. Roth • J. Sensenbrenner • T. Petri|
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