Laurence F. Arnold

Laurence Fletcher Arnold (June 8, 1891 – December 6, 1966) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Laurence F. Arnold
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 23rd district
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byWilliam W. Arnold
Succeeded byCharles W. Vursell
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1891-06-08)June 8, 1891
Newton, Illinois
DiedDecember 6, 1966(1966-12-06) (aged 75)
Newton, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic

Born in Newton, Illinois, Arnold attended the public and high schools of his native city and the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. He studied law. He engaged in banking and in the wholesale hay and grain business at Newton, Illinois, in 1916. He served in the State house of representatives from 1923 to 1927 and from 1933 to 1937. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in New York in 1924.

Arnold was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress and for election in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress. He resumed former business interests. He served as president of Peoples State Bank. He died in Newton, Illinois on December 6, 1966. He was interred in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Laurence F. Arnold (id: A000290)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by