Representative Frank Ogilvie HORTON

YEARS 1882-1948
OFFICE Representative
STATE Wyoming
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 76th (1939-1941)

Representative Frank Ogilvie HORTON Biography

HORTON, Frank Ogilvie, a Representative from Wyoming; born in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa, October 18, 1882; attended the public schools; was graduated from Morgan Park (Ill.) Military Academy in 1899 and from the University of Chicago in 1903; during the Spanish-American War served as a private in Company C, Fiftieth Iowa Regiment, in 1898; moved to Saddlestring, Wyo., in 1905 and engaged in livestock raising; member of the State house of representatives 1921-1923; served in the State senate 1923-1931, being president in 1931; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1928 and 1936; Republican National committeeman 1937-1948; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; resumed his former pursuits in Saddlestring, Wyo.; died in Sheridan, Wyo., August 17, 1948; interment in Willowgrove Cemetery, Buffalo, Wyo. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Frank Ogilvie HORTON Committee Assignments

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