ARNOLD, Laurence Fletcher, (1891 - 1966)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

ARNOLD, Laurence Fletcher, a Representative from Illinois; born in Newton, Jasper County, Ill., June 8, 1891; attended the public and high schools of his native city and the University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; studied law; engaged in banking and in the wholesale hay and grain business at Newton, Ill., in 1916; served in the State house of representatives 1923-1927 and 1933-1937; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at New York in 1924; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress and for election in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; resumed former business interests; president, Peoples State Bank; died in Newton, Ill., December 6, 1966; interment in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.