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Franklin Fowler ELLSWORTH

(1879-1942)

ELLSWORTH, Franklin Fowler, a Representative from Minnesota; born in St. James, Watonwan County, Minn., July 10, 1879; attended the grade and high schools; enlisted as a private in Company H, Twelfth Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War; attended the law department of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in St. James, Minn.; city attorney of St. James in 1904 and 1905; prosecuting attorney of Watonwan County 1905-1909; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1921); was not a candidate for renomination in 1920, having become a gubernatorial candidate; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Minnesota in 1920 and 1924; moved to Minneapolis, Minn., in 1921 and resumed the practice of his profession; died in Minneapolis, Minn., December 23, 1942; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.

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

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