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Frank W. Fries

American politician

Died when: 87 years 77 days (1046 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Frank W. Fries

Frank William Fries (May 1, 1893 – July 17, 1980) was a U.S.Representative from Illinois.Born in Hornsby, Cahokia Township, Macoupin County, Illinois, Fries moved with his parents to Gillespie, Illinois, in 1904.

He attended the public schools.Coal miner 1915-1917.During the First World War he served as a sergeant in the Thirty-seventh Company, One Hundred and Fifty-third Depot Brigade, United States Army, from April 1918 to December 1918.

He was a coal mine operator in 1920 and 1921.He engaged in the insurance business 1922-1927.He moved to Carlinville, Illinois, in 1930 and engaged in the wholesale produce business.

Sheriff of Macoupin County 1930-1934.He served as member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1934-1936.Fries was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and Seventy-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1941).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress.He was an arbitrator in the coal industry from 1941 to 1969.

He was a resident of Gillespie, Illinois, until his death on July 17, 1980.He was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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