Frank W. Fries
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Illinois's 21st district
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1941
|Preceded by||Harry H. Mason|
|Succeeded by||George Evan Howell|
|Born||May 1, 1893|
|Died||July 17, 1980 (aged 87)|
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.
- United States Congress. "Frank W. Fries (id: F000385)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Harry H. Mason
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 21st congressional district
George Evan Howell