Alexander J. Resa

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Alexander J. Resa
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947
Preceded byCharles S. Dewey
Succeeded byRobert Twyman
Personal details
Born(1887-08-04)August 4, 1887
Chicago, Illinois
DiedJuly 4, 1964(1964-07-04) (aged 76)
Evanston, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic

Alexander John Resa (August 4, 1887 – July 4, 1964) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Resa attended the public schools of Chicago, Illinois, and St. Joseph's College, Kirkwood, Missouri. He was graduated from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, in 1911. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Chicago, Illinois. He was assistant corporation counsel of the city of Chicago, serving as head of the appeals division and public improvement division 1937-1944. He served as member of the faculty of the John Marshall Law School 1918-1942.

Resa was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress. He returned to practice of law and retired December 31, 1959. He died in Evanston, Illinois, July 4, 1964. He was interred in Calvary Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Alexander J. Resa (id: R000163)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles S. Dewey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 9th congressional district

1945 – 1947
Succeeded by
Robert Twyman