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Claude Albert FULLER

(1876-1968)

FULLER, Claude Albert, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Ill., January 20, 1876; in 1885 moved to Arkansas with his parents, who settled on a farm near Eureka Springs; attended the public schools in Eureka Springs, Ark., and Kent College of Law, Chicago, Ill.; was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in Eureka Springs the same year; city clerk of Eureka Springs 1898-1902; member of the State house of representatives 1903-1905; mayor of Eureka Springs 1906-1910 and 1920-1928; prosecuting attorney of the fourth Arkansas judicial district 1910-1914; president of the Eureka Springs School Board 1916-1928; delegate to all Democratic State conventions 1903-1943; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1908, 1912, and others 1924-1960; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1929-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1938; resumed the practice of law, also engaged in banking and agricultural pursuits; died in Eureka Springs, Ark., January 8, 1968; interment in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Bibliography

Beals, Frank Lee. Backwoods Baron; The Life of Claude Albert Fuller. Wheaton, Ill.: Morton Publishing Co., 1951.

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

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