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Walter Franklin LINEBERGER

(1883-1943)

LINEBERGER, Walter Franklin, a Representative from California; born near Whiteville, Hardeman County, Tenn., July 20, 1883; attended the public schools, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.; engaged in mining and agriculture in Mexico; moved to Long Beach, Calif., in 1911; banker; farmer; president of the Guarantee Bond & Mortgage Co. (Inc.); United States Army; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative-elect Charles F. Van de Water; reelected to the Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses (February 15, 1921-March 3, 1927); did not seek renomination, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination as United States Senator in 1926; died on October 9, 1943, in Santa Barbara, Calif.; interment in Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Calif.

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

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