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John Donnan FREDERICKS

(1869-1945)

FREDERICKS, John Donnan, a Representative from California; born in Burgettstown, Washington County, Pa., September 10, 1869; attended the public schools and Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Los Angeles, Calif.; served as an adjutant in the Seventh Regiment, California Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War in 1898; district attorney of Los Angeles County 1903-1915; unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor of California in 1915; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Z. Osborne; reelected to the Sixty-ninth Congress and served from May 1, 1923, to March 3, 1927; was not a candidate for renomination in 1926; resumed the practice of law at Los Angeles where he died August 26, 1945; interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

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

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