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Alfred Lee Bulwinkle (April 21, 1883 – August 31, 1950) was a U.S. Representative from North Carolina.

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Bulwinkle moved with his parents to Dallas, North Carolina, in 1891. He attended the common schools. He studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Dallas, North Carolina. He served as prosecuting attorney for the municipal court of Gastonia 1913-1916. He served as captain in Company B, First Infantry, North Carolina National Guard from 1909 to 1917. He served on the Mexican border in 1916 and 1917. During the First World War served as a major in command of the Second Battalion, One Hundred and Thirteenth Field Artillery, Fifty-fifth Brigade, Thirtieth Division, American Expeditionary Forces.

Bulwinkle was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1929). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress.

Bulwinkle was elected to the Seventy-second and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1931, until his death. He served as chairman of the Committee on Memorials (Seventy-sixth Congress). He served as delegate to the International Aviation Conference at Chicago, Illinois, in 1944. United States adviser, International Civil Aviation Organization at Montreal, Canada, and Geneva, Switzerland, in 1947. He died in Gastonia, North Carolina, August 31, 1950. He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Preceded by
Zebulon Weaver
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Woodrow W. Jones


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