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Milton Cline GARBER

(1867-1948)

GARBER, Milton Cline, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Humboldt, Calif., November 30, 1867; was reared on a farm in Iowa; attended the common schools, Upper Iowa University at Fayette 1887-1890, and the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City 1891-1893; settled in Oklahoma upon the opening of the Cherokee Strip; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced the practice of law in Guthrie, Okla.; in company with his father and brother founded the town of Garber in 1893 and opened up the Garber oil fields; appointed probate judge of Garfield County in 1902 and subsequently elected in 1904; appointed associate justice of the supreme court of the Territory of Oklahoma and trial judge of the fifth judicial district in 1906, serving in these capacities until Oklahoma became a State; elected judge of the twentieth judicial district in 1908 and served until 1912, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law; mayor of Enid, Okla., 1919-1921; engaged in the newspaper business and in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; died in Alexandria, Minn., September 12, 1948; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, Okla.

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

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