BRITTEN, Frederick Albert, a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Du Page County,
Ill., November 18, 1871; attended Healds Business College, San Francisco,
Calif.; construction worker; business executive; member of the Chicago, Ill.,
city council, 1908-1912; member and chairman of the city civil service
committee, Chicago, Ill., 1909; member of the executive committee of the
American group of the Interparliamentary Union, 1923-1934; delegate to the
Republican National Convention, 1936; elected as a Republican to the
Sixty-third and to the ten succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-January 3,
1935); chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Seventieth and Seventy-first
Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventy-fourth Congress
in 1934; died on May 4, 1946, in Bethesda, Md.; interment in Abbey Mausoleum,
Arlington, Va.; reinterment to unknown location.
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