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Robert Fay ROCKWELL

(1886-1950)

ROCKWELL, Robert Fay, a Representative from Colorado; born in Cortland, N.Y., February 11, 1886; attended the public schools of New York State, the Hill School, Pottstown, Pa., and Princeton University; moved to Paonia, Colo., in 1907 and engaged in cattle raising and fruit growing; member of the State house of representatives 1916-1920; served in the State senate 1920-1924 and 1938-1941; Lieutenant Governor 1922-1924; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1930; member of the State board of agriculture 1932-1946; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward T. Taylor; reelected to the Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses and served from December 9, 1941, to January 3, 1949; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; resumed cattle ranching in Colorado; chairman of the board of directors of Tuttle & Rockwell Co., Hornell, N.Y., and Rockwell Co., Corning, N.Y.; died in Maher, Colo., September 29, 1950; interment in Hornell Cemetery, Hornell, N.Y.

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

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