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Arthur Monroe FREE

(1879-1953)

FREE, Arthur Monroe, a Representative from California; born in San Jose, Calif., January 15, 1879; attended the public schools of Santa Clara and the University of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif.; was graduated from Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., in 1901 and from its law department in 1903; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in San Jose; moved to Mountain View and was city attorney 1904-1910; district attorney of Santa Clara County 1907-1919; voluntarily retired and resumed the practice of law at San Jose; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1914 and from 1920 to 1936; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in San Jose, Calif., where he died April 1, 1953; interment in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

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

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