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Carl Wood RIDDICK

(1872-1960)

RIDDICK, Carl Wood, a Representative from Montana; born in Wells, Faribault County, Minn., February 25, 1872; attended the common schools; was graduated from Menominee (Mich.) High School in 1890; attended Albion (Mich.) College and Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis.; editor and publisher of the Winamac (Ind.) Republican 1899-1910; secretary of the Indiana Republican State central committee in 1906 and 1908; moved to Montana and settled on a homestead in Fergus County in 1910; engaged in wheat and cattle raising 1910-1918; county assessor of Fergus County, Mont., 1915-1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); did not seek renomination in 1922, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; former president of the National Republic, a magazine published in Washington, D.C.; owned and operated a home development at Sylvan Shores on South River, Riva, Md.; moved to Florida; died in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 9, 1960; interment in Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery, Annapolis, Md.

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

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