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William Larrabee (Indiana politician)

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William Henry Larrabee (February 21, 1870 – November 16, 1960) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Early lifeEdit

Larrabee was born on a farm near Crawfordsville, Indiana. He attended the public schools, Indiana Central Normal School at Danville, and Indiana State Normal School at Terre Haute. He taught in public schools at New Palestine, from 1889 until 1895, then attended Indiana School of Medicine at Indianapolis until 1898, and commenced the practice of medicine and surgery in New Palestine.

Political careerEdit

Larrabee served as the secretary of Hancock County Board of Health in 1917-18, and on the city council of New Palestine, 1916-20. In 1930 he was elected to Congress as a Democrat, serving until January 3, 1943. In Congress, he served as chairman of the Committee on the Census (Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses) and the Committee on Education (Seventy-fifth through Seventy-seventh Congresses)

After losing the 1942 election, he resumed the practice of medicine and surgery. Larrabee died in New Palestine and is buried in New Palestine Cemetery.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "William Larrabee (id: L000100)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard N. Elliott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Virginia E. Jenckes
Preceded by
Glenn Griswold
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Louis Ludlow