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Frank R. REID

(1879-1945)

REID, Frank R., a Representative from Illinois; born in Aurora, Kane County, Ill., April 18, 1879; attended the public schools, the University of Chicago, and the Chicago College of Law; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Aurora, Ill.; prosecuting attorney of Kane County 1904-1908; State’s attorney 1904-1908; assistant United States attorney at Chicago 1908-1910; member of the State house of representatives in 1911 and 1912; chairman of the Kane County Republican central committee 1914-1916; secretary of the League of Illinois Municipalities in 1916 and 1917; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-January 3, 1935); chairman, Committee on Flood Conrol (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934; engaged in the general practice of law at Chicago and Aurora, Ill.; died in Aurora, Ill., on January 25, 1945; interment in Spring Lake Cemetery.

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

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