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Frank Crenshaw MILLSPAUGH

(1872-1947)

MILLSPAUGH, Frank Crenshaw, a Representative from Missouri; born in Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Ill., January 14, 1872; attended the public schools; entered the grain commission business in New Orleans, La., in 1891; moved to Chicago in 1892, to St. Louis, Mo., in 1894 and to Canton, Mo., in 1896 and continued the grain-shipping business; engaged in banking 1900-1921; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1912; mayor of Canton, Mo., 1915-1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1921, to December 5, 1922, when he resigned; unsuccessful candidate in 1922 for reelection to the Sixty-eighth Congress; State commissioner of finance in 1923 and 1924; moved to Jefferson City, Mo., in 1925 and engaged in the real estate business until 1929, when he entered the brokerage business; elected county judge of Jasper County, Mo., in 1942; reelected in 1944 and 1946 and served until his death in Joplin, Mo., July 8, 1947; interment in Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Mo.

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

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