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Frank Ballard FULKERSON

(1866-1936)

FULKERSON, Frank Ballard, a Representative from Missouri; born near Edinburg, Grundy County, Mo., March 5, 1866; moved with his parents to a farm near Higginsville, Lafayette County, Mo.; attended the common schools and was graduated from Westminster College, Fulton, Mo., in 1888; taught school for two years; attended the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; was graduated from the law department of the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1892; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Warrensburg, Mo.; city attorney of Warrensburg 1893-1895; prosecuting attorney of Johnson County in 1895 and 1896; moved to Holden, Mo., in 1897 and to St. Joseph, Mo., in 1900 and continued the practice of law; city attorney of Holden in 1899 and 1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; unsuccessful Republican candidate for attorney general of Missouri in 1908; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of St. Joseph, Mo., in 1908; resumed the practice of law in St. Joseph, Mo.; delegate to several Republican State conventions; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908; president of the city police board in 1909; city counselor in 1913 and 1914; returned to Lafayette County, Mo., in 1918 and continued the practice of law; also engaged in agricultural pursuits near Higginsville; prosecuting attorney of Lafayette County 1921-1925; died near Higginsville, Mo., August 30, 1936; interment in Higginsville City Cemetery.

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

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