Frank Eddy

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Frank Eddy
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Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Minnesota's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1895 March 3, 1903
Preceded by Haldor Boen
Succeeded by Andrew Volstead
Personal details
Born(1856-04-01)April 1, 1856
Pleasant Grove Township, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedJanuary 13, 1929(1929-01-13) (aged 72)
Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Republican

Frank Marion Eddy (April 1, 1856 January 13, 1929) was a United States Representative from Minnesota's 7th congressional district. Eddy was born in Pleasant Grove Township, Minnesota before moving to Iowa in 1860 with his family. They returned in 1863 to Olmsted County, Minnesota, and settled near Elmira. In 1867, they moved to Sauk Centre, Minnesota where Eddy attended the common schools

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Eddy taught school in a rural district before joining the Northern Pacific Railroad Company as a land examiner in 1881 and 1882. He then moved to Glenwood, Minnesota and served as clerk of the district court of Pope County from 1884 to 1893.

Glenwood, Minnesota City in Minnesota, United States

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In 1894, Eddy was elected as the first United States Representative from Minnesota who was a native of the state. He was elected as a Republican to the 55th, 56th, 57th, and 58th congresses, March 4, 1895 until March 3, 1903. While a congressman, Eddy served as chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining in the 57th congress. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1902.

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After his terms in Congress, Eddy became editor and owner of the Sauk Centre Herald. He died on January 13, 1929 in Saint Paul, Minnesota and was interred in Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre.

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References

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Haldor Boen
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 7th congressional district
18951903
Succeeded by
Andrew Volstead