SHOEMAKER, Francis Henry

SHOEMAKER, Francis Henry
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1889–1958

Biography

SHOEMAKER, Francis Henry, a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm in Flora Township, Renville County, Minn., April 25, 1889; self-educated with mother's assistance; engaged in agricultural pursuits and worked for many farm and labor organizations; charter member and organizer of the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party; assisted in organizing the Federated Farmer-Labor Party at Chicago in 1924; was nominated for Vice President of the United States, but declined; editor and publisher of the People's Voice, Green Bay, Wis., 1921-1927, and of the Organized Farmer, Red Wing, Minn., in 1928; elected as a Farmer-Laborite to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for United States Senator; then became an unsuccessful Independent candidate for reelection to the Seventy-fourth Congress; unsuccessful for election in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits near North Redwood, Minn.; died in Minneapolis, Minn., July 24, 1958; interment in Zion Cemetery, Flora Township, Renville County, Minn.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN
Papers: In the Herman Aufderheide Papers, 1933-1949. 0.5 cubic foot. Persons represented include Francis Shoemaker.
Papers: In the Central Council of District Clubs (Saint Paul, Minn.) Organization Records, 1928-1940, 0.25 cubic foot. Persons represented include Francis Shoemaker.
Papers: In the Hjalmar Otto Peterson Papers, 1930-1954, 0.75 cubic foot. Persons represented include Francis Shoemaker.

Montana State University Library
Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections

Bozeman, MT
Microfiche: In the Burton K. Wheeler Microfiche Collection Number 1, Senate hearing documents from CIS, 1923-1947, 123 microfiche. Persons represented include Francis Shoemaker.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Johnson, Frederick L. "From Leavenworth to Congress: The Improbable Journey of Francis H. Shoemaker." Minnesota History 51 (Spring 1989): 167-77.

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