Representative Elford Al Cederberg, son of a Swedish immigrant, entered the U.S. Army in April of 1941 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant of Infantry at Fort Benning in July of 1942. He was assigned to the 83rd Infantry Division with which he served throughout the war. He served as Platoon Leader, Battalion Plans and Operations Officer, Division Headquarters Commander and Executive Officer Division Special Troops. He landed with the 83rd Division at Normandy and fought with it across France and Germany. | He was awarded five campaign Battle stars and the Bronze Star Medal. | He was discharged with rank of Captain in December, 1945 and later held the rank of Major in the U.S. Army Reserves. | Following World War II, Representative Cederberg became Manager of the Nelson Manufacturing Company, Bay City, a firm engaged in production of trailer-coach accessories. | Representative Cederberg first entered politics in 1949 when he successfully ran for Mayor of Bay City. He held that office until elected to Congress in 1952. His organization memberships include Lions Club (Past President), B.P.O.E. Odd Fellows, Masons, American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. | Member of Congress from the 10th Congressional District of Michigan, was elected to the 83rd Congress on 4 November 1952. He was a member of the House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service and the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. | He attended the public schools of Bay City and the Bay City Junior College.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
83rd Infantry Division
Highest Award
Bronze Star Medal
Graduation Year
Year Inducted
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