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James Franklin FULBRIGHT

(1877-1948)

FULBRIGHT, James Franklin, a Representative from Missouri; born near Millersville, Cape Girardeau County, Mo., January 24, 1877; attended the public schools and was graduated from the State Normal School, Cape Girardeau, Mo., in 1900; taught school in Cape Girardeau and Ripley Counties for several years; attended the Washington Law School, St. Louis, Mo., for a short time; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Doniphan, Mo., in 1904; appointed and subsequently elected prosecuting attorney of Ripley County in 1906; reelected in 1908 and 1910; member of the State house of representatives 1913-1919, serving as speaker pro tempore 1915-1919; mayor of Donihan, Mo., 1919-1921; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; elected to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; elected to the Seventy-second Congress (March 4, 1931-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1928; permanent chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1936; elected judge of the Springfield Court of Appeals in 1936 and served from January 1, 1937, until his death in Springfield, Mo., April 5, 1948; interment in Doniphan Cemetery, Doniphan, Mo.

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

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