Representative Fred Herman HILDEBRANDT

YEARS 1874-1956
OFFICE Representative
STATE South Dakota
POLITICAL PARTY Democrat
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 73rd (1933-1935), 74th (1935-1937), 75th (1937-1939)

Representative Fred Herman HILDEBRANDT Biography

HILDEBRANDT, Fred Herman, a Representative from South Dakota; born in West Bend, Washington County, Wis., August 2, 1874; moved with his parents to Waupun, Wis., in 1888, where he attended the public and high schools; subsequently moved to Watertown, S.Dak., in 1900 and was employed as a railroad worker from 1903 to 1932; member of the State house of representatives in 1922 and 1923; served as chairman of the South Dakota Game and Fish Commission 1927-1931; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, and Seventy-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1939); was not a candidate for renomination in 1938, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1944; retired from active business life and resided in Watertown, S.Dak.; died in Bradenton, Fla., January 26, 1956; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, S.Dak. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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