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 Franklin William Fort

Franklin William Fort

Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 20 Jun 1937 (aged 57)
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Lot 827 & 901
Memorial ID 20130 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Lawrenceville School, in 1897, from Princeton University, in 1901, attended New York Law School, (1901-03), was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Newark, New Jersey. He was recorder of East Orange, New Jersey, (1907-08) and during World War I, served as a volunteer on the staff of the United States Food Administrator, Washington, D.C., (1917-19). In 1925, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, and Seventy-first Congresses, serving until 1931. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he served as chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, (1932-33) and resumed the practice of law until death at age 57. Also his son John F. Fort, was the 44th Governor of New Jersey.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 5 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20130
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Franklin William Fort (30 Mar 1880–20 Jun 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20130, citing Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .