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Daniel Frederic STECK

(1881-1950)
Senate Years of Service:
1926-1931
Party:
Democrat

STECK, Daniel Frederic, a Senator from Iowa; born in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, December 16, 1881; attended the common schools; graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1906; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Ottumwa; during the First World War, served in France as a captain; resumed the practice of law in Ottumwa; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Smith W. Brookhart to the United States Senate and served from April 12, 1926, to March 3, 1931; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930; resumed the practice of his profession; special assistant to the United States Attorney General 1933-1947; retired; died in Ottumwa, Iowa, December 31, 1950; interment in Ottumwa Cemetery.

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

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