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Edward Hart FENN

(1856-1939)

FENN, Edward Hart, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Hartford, Conn., September 12, 1856; attended private schools, Hartford High School, and Yale University; associated with the Hartford Post and the Hartford Courant as reporter, city editor, State editor, and special and editorial writer; reported sessions of the Connecticut legislature from 1878 to 1908; member of the State house of representatives in 1907 and 1915; served in the State senate in 1909 and 1911; fish and game commissioner 1912-1916; served five years in the First Regiment of the Connecticut National Guard; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1931); chairman, Committee on the Census (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1930; retired from public life and lived in Washington, D.C., and Wethersfield, Conn.; died in Washington, D.C., February 23, 1939; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Conn.

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

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