Lloyd THURSTON, Congress, IA

THURSTON, Lloyd, a Representative from Iowa; born in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa, March 27, 1880; attended the public schools; during the Spanish-American War enlisted on June 13, 1898, as a private in Company I, Fifty-first Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and served with this company during the Philippine Insurrection, and was honorably discharged on November 2, 1899; was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1902; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa; captain in the National Guard of Iowa 1902-1906; prosecuting attorney of Clarke County 1906-1910; during the First World War served with the rank of captain in Company C, Twenty-sixth Battalion, United States Guards, at Fort Crook, Nebr.; member of the State senate 1920-1924; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-January 3, 1939); was not a candidate for renomination in 1938, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator; resumed the practice of law in Osceola, Iowa; died in Des Moines, Iowa, May 7, 1970; interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Iowa.

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

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