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Frank Hamilton FUNK

(1869-1940)

FUNK, Frank Hamilton, (son of Benjamin Franklin Funk), a Representative from Illinois; born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., April 5, 1869; attended the public schools and the Illinois Normal School at Normal, Ill.; was graduated from the Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N.J., in 1888 and from Yale University in 1891; engaged in agricultural pursuits and livestock production in Bloomington, Ill., member of the Illinois Republican State central committee 1906-1912; member of the State senate 1909-1911; unsuccessful candidate of the Progressive Party for Governor of Illinois in 1912; chairman of the Illinois delegation to the Progressive National Conventions in 1912 and 1916; unsuccessful Progressive nominee for United States Senator in 1913; commissioner on the Illinois Public Utilities Commission 1914-1921; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh, Sixty-eighth, and Sixty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1927); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926; retired from public life and active business pursuits; resided at Bloomington, Ill., until his death there on November 24, 1940; interment in Funk’s Grove Cemetery, Funk’s Grove, Ill.

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

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