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Howard Malcolm SNAPP

(1855-1938)

SNAPP, Howard Malcolm, (son of Henry Snapp), a Representative from Illinois; born in Joliet, Will County, Ill., September 27, 1855; attended the Eastern Avenue school and Forest University in Chicago, Ill., 1872-1875; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Globe, Ariz.; returned to Joliet, Ill., and continued the practice of law; master in chancery for Will County, Ill., from 1884 to 1903; elected chairman of the Will County Republican central committee in 1893; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1896 and 1908; was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); was not a candidate for renomination in 1910; resumed the practice of law in Joliet, Ill.; died in Joliet, Ill., August 14, 1938; interment in Elmhurst Cemetery.

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

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