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Fred Nelson CUMMINGS

(1864-1952)

CUMMINGS, Fred Nelson, a Representative from Colorado; born on a farm near Groveton, Coos County, N.H., September 18, 1864; in 1865 moved with his parents to Clinton, Iowa, and in 1879 to a farm near West Union, Custer County, Nebr.; attended the rural schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits and the raising of livestock; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced practice in Custer County, Nebr.; moved to Fort Collins, Colo., in 1906 and resumed agricultural pursuits; member of the city council of Fort Collins 1909-1913; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; resumed his former pursuits; died in Fort Collins, Colo., November 10, 1952; interment in Grandview Cemetery.

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

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