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Frank William Fries

  • Birth 1 May 1893 Hornsby, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 17 Jul 1980 Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 23640112

US Congressman. During World War I, he served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in the 37th Company, 53rd Depot Brigade. After the war he became a coal mine operator and was successful in the wholesale produce business. From 1930 to 1934, he was sheriff of Macoupin County, Illinois and was a member of the State House of Representatives, 1934 to 1936. In 1937, he was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and Seventy-sixth Congresses, serving until 1941. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the wholesale produce business and was an arbitrator for the National Coal Industry, 1941 to 1969.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 30 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23640112
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frank William Fries (1 May 1893–17 Jul 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23640112, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .