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Frank Plowman WOODS

(1868-1944)

WOODS, Frank Plowman, a Representative from Iowa; born near Sharon, Walworth County, Wis., December 11, 1868; attended the public schools and the Northern Indiana Normal School, Valparaiso, Ind.; moved to Estherville, Emmett County, Iowa, in 1887 and worked in a newspaper office for two years; engaged in the mortgage-loan business and private banking; chairman of the Republican State central committee in 1906 and 1907; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918; chairman of the Republican National Congressional Committee 1913-1918; resided in Altadena, Calif., until his death there April 25, 1944; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

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

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