A charter member of the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party—a third party established to provide a political voice to farmers and workers after World War I—Francis Shoemaker was elected to the House in 1932 and served until 1935 when he made an unsuccessful bid for a Senate seat. After leaving Congress, he returned to farming in his home state.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Francis Henry Shoemaker,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2008/2008-254-000/ (November 28, 2022)
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