Frederick Elliott BIERMANN, Congress, IA (1884-1968)

BIERMANN Frederick Elliott , a Representative from Iowa; born in Rochester, Olmstead County, Minn., March 20, 1884; moved to Decorah, Iowa, in 1888; attended the public and high schools of Decorah, Iowa, and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; was graduated from Columbia University, New York City, in 1905 and later attended Valder's Business College, Decorah, Iowa, and Harvard Law School; homesteaded in North Dakota in 1906 and 1907; editor and publisher of the Decorah (Iowa) Journal 1908-1931; volunteered for service in the United States Army during the First World OWar; was commissioned a second lieutenant August 15, 1917, and a first lieutenant on December 31, 1917, in the Eighty-eighth Division; served from April 1917 until June 1919, being overseas ten months; postmaster of Decorah, Iowa, 1913-1923; served as park commissioner of Decorah beginning in 1922; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1928, 1940, and 1956; delegate to the Interparliamentary Union Conference at Paris in 1937; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; appointed United States Marshal for northern Iowa in October 1940, in which capacity he served until 1953; died in La Crosse, Wis., July 1, 1968; interment in Phelps Cemetery, Decorah, Iowa.

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

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