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George Blinn FRANCIS

(1883-1967)

FRANCIS, George Blinn, a Representative from New York; born in Cranston (now a part of Providence), R.I., August 12, 1883; attended the University School in Providence, R.I.; was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1904 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1907; was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in New York City; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1919); was not a candidate for renomination in 1918; resumed the practice of law in New York City; was special assistant United States attorney in Minnesota in 1926 and 1927; elected a member of the board of water commissioners of Tarrytown, N.Y., and served as its president; retired in October 1953 and resided at Delray Beach, Fla.; died May 20, 1967, in Boca Raton, Fla.; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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