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BAER, John Miller, a Representative from North Dakota; born at Black Creek, Outagamie
County, Wis., March 29, 1886; attended the public schools; was graduated from
Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis., in 1909; moved to Beach, Golden Valley
County, N.Dak., in 1909; engaged as a civil engineer and in agricultural
pursuits 1909-1915; also furnished cartoons and articles to newspapers
1909-1917; postmaster of Beach, N.Dak., 1909-1915; elected as a Republican to
the Sixty-fifth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of United States Representative Henry T. Helgesen, and reelected to the
succeeding Congress (July 20, 1917-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on
Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Sixty-sixth Congress);
unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-seventh Congress in 1920;
resumed activities as a cartoonist and journalist; died in Washington, D.C.,
February 18, 1970; interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Md.
BibliographyReid, Bill G. John Miller Baer: Nonpartisan League Cartoonist
North Dakota History 44 (Winter 1977): 4-13.