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Franklin Ellsworth

Franklin Fowler Ellsworth

Franklin Fowler Ellsworth (July 10, 1879 – December 23, 1942) was a Representative from Minnesota; born in St. James, Watonwan County, Minnesota, July 10, 1879; attended the grade and high schools; enlisted as a private in Company H, Twelfth Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish–American War; attended the law department of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in St. James; city attorney of St. James in 1904 and 1905; prosecuting attorney of Watonwan County 1905–1909; elected as a Republican to the 64th, 65th, and 66th congresses (March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921); was not a candidate for renomination in 1920, having become a gubernatorial candidate; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Minnesota in 1920 and 1924; moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1921 and resumed the practice of his profession; died in Minneapolis, December 23, 1942; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.

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Preceded by
Winfield Scott Hammond
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 2nd congressional district
Succeeded by
Frank Clague
  • United States Congress. "Franklin Ellsworth (id: E000145)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.