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Vincent Francis HARRINGTON

(1903-1943)

HARRINGTON, Vincent Francis, a Representative from Iowa; born in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, May 16, 1903; attended public schools; attended Trinity College, Sioux City, Iowa; graduated from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., 1925; faculty, University of Portland, Portland, Oreg., 1926-1927; business executive; member of the Iowa state senate, 1933-1937; nominated as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Iowa in 1936 but withdrew to accept a nomination for the House of Representatives; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-September 5, 1942); resigned from the House of Representatives to accept a commission as major in the United States Army, Air Corps; died on November 29, 1943, in Rutlandshire, England, while on active duty; interment in Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.

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

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