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Frederick VAN NUYS

(1874-1944)
Senate Years of Service:
1933-1944
Party:
Democrat

VAN NUYS, Frederick, a Senator from Indiana; born in Falmouth, Rush County, Ind., April 16, 1874; attended the public schools; graduated from Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., in 1898 and from the Indiana Law School at Indianapolis, Ind., in 1900; admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Shelbyville, Ind., moving shortly afterward to Anderson, Ind.; prosecuting attorney of Madison County, Ind., 1906-1910; member, State senate 1913-1916, serving as president pro tempore in 1915; moved to Indianapolis, Ind., in 1916 and continued the practice of law; United States attorney, district of Indiana 1920-1922; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1932; reelected in 1938, and served from March 4, 1933, until his death on a farm near Vienna, Fairfax County, Va., on January 25, 1944; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments (Seventy-sixth Congress), Committee on the Judiciary (Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses); interment in East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Ind.

Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Services. 78th Cong., 2nd sess., 1944. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1946.

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

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