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Fred Ernst BUSBEY

(1895-1966)

BUSBEY, Fred Ernst, a Representative from Illinois; born in Tuscola, Douglas County, Ill., February 8, 1895; attended the public schools, Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill., and Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; during the First World War enlisted September 24, 1917, in the United States Regular Army and served overseas as a sergeant until after the Armistice, when he was made a battalion sergeant major in the One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Field Artillery, Thirty-third Division, being discharged June 8, 1919; in 1930 engaged in the investment brokerage business in Chicago, Ill.; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; elected in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; elected to the Eighty-second and Eighty-third Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1955); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; resumed the investment brokerage business until his retirement in 1958; resided in Cocoa Beach, Fla., until his death there on February 11, 1966; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

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

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