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Frank B. KLEPPER

(1864-1933)

KLEPPER, Frank B., a Representative from Missouri; born in St. John, Putnam County, Mo., June 22, 1864; moved with his parents to Mirabile, Caldwell County, Mo., where he remained for ten years; attended the common schools; moved to Clinton County, Mo., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; attended Baker University, Baldwin City, Kans.; engaged in teaching for two years; was graduated from the law department of the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1898; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Polo, Caldwell County, Mo.; prosecuting attorney of Caldwell County 1900-1905; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; moved to Cameron, Clinton County, Mo., in 1907 and continued the practice of law; also engaged in banking; prosecuting attorney of Clinton County 1916-1920; again engaged in the practice of law in Cameron, Mo., until his death in that city on August 4, 1933; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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