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Frederick ESSEN

(1863-1946)

ESSEN, Frederick, a Representative from Missouri; born near Pond, St. Louis County, Mo., April 22, 1863; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; recorder of deeds of St. Louis County 1894-1902; engaged in newspaper business at Clayton, Mo., becoming the owner of two papers which he combined under the name of the Watchman-Advocate; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1904, 1908, and 1912; member of the board of education of Clayton and served as president 1909-1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jacob E. Meeker and served from November 5, 1918, until March 3, 1919; was not a candidate for renomination in 1918; resumed newspaper activities; also interested in banking; died in Creve Coeur, Mo., August 18, 1946; interment in Bethel Cemetery, Pond, Mo.

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

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