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Godfrey Gummer GOODWIN

(1873-1933)

GOODWIN, Godfrey Gummer, a Representative from Minnesota; born near St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn., January 11, 1873; moved with his mother to St. Paul, Minn., in 1882; attended the public schools and was graduated from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1895 and from the law department of that university in 1896; was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Cambridge, Minn.; prosecuting attorney of Isanti County 1898-1907; again elected as prosecuting attorney of Isanti County in November 1913 and served until February 15, 1925, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; president of the Cambridge (Minn.) Board of Education 1914-1917; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1925, until his death; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; died in Washington, D.C., on February 16, 1933; interment in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.

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

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