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Bruce BARTON

(1886-1967)

BARTON, Bruce, a Representative from New York; born in Robbins, Scott County, Tenn., August 5, 1886; educated in the public schools of Ohio, Massachusetts, and Illinois; graduated from Amherst (Mass.) College in 1907; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1900 and engaged in literary and editorial pursuits; moved to New York City in 1912 and continued literary work; also engaged in the magazine and advertising business; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Theodore A. Peyser; reelected to the Seventy-sixth Congress and served from November 2, 1937, to January 3, 1941; was not a candidate for renomination but was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1940 to the United States Senate; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1938 and to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in 1940; resumed advertising business in New York City; died in New York City, on July 5, 1967; interment in Rock Hill Cemetery, Foxboro, Mass.

Bibliography

Fried, Richard M. The Man Everybody Knew: Bruce Barton and The Making of America. Chicago, IL: Ivan R. Dee, 2005.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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