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Laurence Fletcher Arnold
Birth: Jun. 8, 1891
Newton
Jasper County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 1966
Newton
Jasper County
Illinois, USA

US Congressman, Bank President. Elected as U.S. Representative from Illinois, 23rd District serving from January 3, 1937 to January 3, 1943. He began his political career in the Illinois State House of Representatives, 46th District, serving from 1923 to 1927 and again from 1933 to 1937. He also served as the Illinois delegate to the Democratic National Convention at New York in 1924. He was the son of John Fletcher Arnold and Della (Barton) Arnold. Following graduation from the University of Chicago, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois where he had studied law, he was united in marriage to Chlora Lane, on June 3, 1914. He was a member of the local Presbyterian church, as well as a member the Freemasons, Shriners, and Woodmen fraternities. Following his unsuccessful re-election attempt in 1942, he resumed former business interests in the banking and the wholesale hay and grain business, until his bid for election to Congress in 1950 where he was again defeated. Not giving up his political career, he served as an alternate to the Democratic National Convention in 1952. Mr. Arnold also served as president of the Peoples State Bank. (bio by: genealogyfever) 
 
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  Chlora L. Arnold (1891 - 1973)*
 
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Burial:
Westlawn Cemetery
Newton
Jasper County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 02, 2007
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Laurence Fletcher Arnold
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Laurence Fletcher Arnold
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