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Frederick STEIWER

(1883-1939)
Senate Years of Service:
1927-1938
Party:
Republican

STEIWER, Frederick, a Senator from Oregon; born on a farm near Jefferson, Marion County, Oreg., October 13, 1883; attended the public schools; graduated from Oregon State Agricultural College at Corvallis in 1902 and from the University of Oregon at Eugene in 1906; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Pendleton, Umatilla County, in 1909; also interested in agricultural pursuits; deputy district attorney 1909-1910, district attorney 1912-1916; member, State senate 1916-1917; enlisted in the United States Army during the First World War and served from 1917 to 1919 in the Sixty-fifth Field Artillery, with rank of first lieutenant; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1926; reelected in 1932 and served from March 4, 1927, until January 31, 1938, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments (Seventy-second Congress); continued the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his death there February 3, 1939; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

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

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