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Frederick Albert BRITTEN

(1871-1946)

BRITTEN, Frederick Albert, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Du Page County, Ill., November 18, 1871; attended Healds Business College, San Francisco, Calif.; construction worker; business executive; member of the Chicago, Ill., city council, 1908-1912; member and chairman of the city civil service committee, Chicago, Ill., 1909; member of the executive committee of the American group of the Interparliamentary Union, 1923-1934; delegate to the Republican National Convention, 1936; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the ten succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-January 3, 1935); chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Seventieth and Seventy-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventy-fourth Congress in 1934; died on May 4, 1946, in Bethesda, Md.; interment in Abbey Mausoleum, Arlington, Va.; reinterment to unknown location.

Bibliography

Vander Meer, Philip R. “Congressional Decision-Making and World War I: A Case Study of Illinois Congressional Opponents.” Congressional Studies 8 (1981): 59-79; West Michael Allen. ”Laying the Legislative Foundation: The House Naval Affairs Committee and the Construction of the Treaty Navy, 1926-1934.” Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University, 1980.

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

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