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BARTON, Bruce, a Representative from New York; born in Robbins, Scott County,
Tenn., August 5, 1886; educated in the public schools of Ohio, Massachusetts,
and Illinois; graduated from Amherst (Mass.) College in 1907; moved to Chicago,
Ill., in 1900 and engaged in literary and editorial pursuits; moved to New York
City in 1912 and continued literary work; also engaged in the magazine and
advertising business; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth Congress to
fill the vacancy caused by the death of Theodore A. Peyser; reelected to the
Seventy-sixth Congress and served from November 2, 1937, to January 3, 1941;
was not a candidate for renomination but was an unsuccessful candidate for
election in 1940 to the United States Senate; delegate to the Republican State
convention in 1938 and to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in
1940; resumed advertising business in New York City; died in New York City, on
July 5, 1967; interment in Rock Hill Cemetery, Foxboro, Mass.
BibliographyFried, Richard M.
The Man Everybody Knew: Bruce Barton and The Making of
America. Chicago, IL: Ivan R. Dee, 2005.