EDDY, Frank Marion, (1856 - 1929)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

EDDY, Frank Marion, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Pleasant Grove, Olmsted County, Minn., April 1, 1856; with his parents moved to Iowa in 1860, returned in 1863 to Olmsted County, Minn., and settled near Elmira, and in 1867 moved to Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minn.; attended the common schools; taught school in a rural district; employed by the Northern Pacific Railroad Co. as a land examiner in 1881 and 1882; moved to Glenwood, Minn., and served as clerk of the district court of Pope County 1884-1893; was the first Representative from Minnesota who was a native of that State; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1903); chairman, Committee on Mines and Mining (Fifty-seventh Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1902; editor and owner of the Sauk Centre Herald 1901-1907; engaged in writing and lecturing 1907-1915; member of the Minnesota Immigration Bureau in 1916; became engaged in journalism in St. Paul; employed as a clerk in the automobile department in the office of the secretary of state of Minnesota in 1918, in which capacity he served until his death in St. Paul, Minn., January 13, 1929; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Sauk Centre, Minn.