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John Theodore BUCKBEE


BUCKBEE, John Theodore, a Representative from Illinois; born on a farm near Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill., August 1, 1871; attended the public schools of Rockford; studied agriculture and horticulture in Austria, France, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, and Great Britain; established and engaged in a seed business in Rockford, Ill.; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth and to the four succeeding Congresses; served from March 4, 1927, until his death in Rockford, Ill., April 23, 1936; was not a candidate for renomination in 1936; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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