Elford Albin Cederberg

Al Cederberg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1953 – December 31, 1978
Preceded by Roy O. Woodruff
Succeeded by Donald J. Albosta
Personal details
Born Elford Albin Cederberg
(1918-03-06)March 6, 1918
Bay City, Michigan
Died April 17, 2006(2006-04-17) (aged 88)
The Villages, Florida
Political party Republican
Alma mater Bay City Junior College

Elford Albin "Al" Cederberg (March 6, 1918 – April 17, 2006) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Biography

Cederberg was born to dairy farmers Albin and Helen (Olson) Cederberg in Bay City, Michigan, where he attended the public schools and at Bay City Junior College (1935–1937).

He entered the United States Army in April 1941, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in July 1942, became a Captain in 1943, and was assigned to the 83rd Infantry Division. He participated in the Normandy invasion, and fought in France and Germany during World War II. He was decorated with five campaign battle stars and the Bronze Star. After the war, he was manager of Nelson Manufacturing Company of Bay City 1946-1952, and was mayor of Bay City from 1949 to 1953.

In 1950, Cederberg unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Roy O. Woodruff in the Republican Party primary election for the U.S. House of Representatives in Michigan's 10th congressional district. Woodruff did not seek the nomination in 1952 and Cederberg won the Republican primary. He went on to win the general election to the 83rd Congress and was subsequently re-elected to the twelve succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1953, until his resignation December 31, 1978. He became the ranking minority member of the House Appropriations Committee. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978 to the 96th Congress, losing to Democrat Donald J. Albosta.

After his resignation from Congress, Cederberg lived in Alexandria, Virginia and was a consultant for United Technologies, RCA, and Grumman Aircraft. He moved to Florida in the late 1990s. Cederberg died of heart and kidney ailments in The Villages, Florida at the age of 88 and was interred in Elm Lawn Cemetery of Bay City. He is survived by two children from his first marriage, Tom Cederberg of Bay City, and Marilyn Warner of The Villages, a granddaughter, and a great-grandson. His first marriage to Arlene Munro Cederberg ended in divorce. His

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