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Frank Potter COBURN

(1858-1932)

COBURN, Frank Potter, a Representative from Wisconsin; born on a farm near West Salem, La Crosse County, Wis., December 6, 1858; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits near West Salem; also engaged in the banking business in West Salem; was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; resumed banking interests and agricultural pursuits near West Salem, Wis.; member of the county board of supervisors 1894-1903, serving as chairman in 1902 and 1903; jury commissioner 1897-1932; trustee of the county asylum 1907-1932; member of the board of review of income taxes for the county 1912-1926; died in La Crosse, Wis., on November 2, 1932; interment in Hamilton Cemetery, West Salem, Wis.

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

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