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William Frederick KOPP

(1869-1938)

KOPP, William Frederick, a Representative from Iowa; born near Dodgeville, Des Moines County, Iowa, June 20, 1869; attended the common schools; was graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College at Mount Pleasant in 1892 and from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1894; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Mount Pleasant, Iowa; prosecuting attorney of Henry County 1895-1899; postmaster of Mount Pleasant 1906-1914; member of the board of trustees of Iowa Wesleyan College 1908-1938; member of the State house of representatives 1915-1917; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Sixty-eighth Congress), Committee on Labor (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses), Committee on Pensions (Seventy-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; engaged in the practice of law at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, until his death there on August 24, 1938; interment in Forest Home Cemetery.

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

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