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Frank BUCHANAN

(1862-1930)

BUCHANAN, Frank, a Representative from Illinois; born on a farm near Madison, Jefferson County, Ind., June 14, 1862; attended the rural schools of the county; engaged in agricultural pursuits at home and subsequently became a bridge builder and structural iron worker in Chicago; served as business agent for the Bridge and Structural Iron Worker’s Union and was elected president of the International Structural Iron Worker’s Union in 1901; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress and again in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits as a structural iron worker; died in Chicago, Ill., April 18, 1930; interment in Irving Park Boulevard Cemetery.

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

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