FOULKES, George Ernest, (1878 - 1960)


FOULKES, George Ernest, a Representative from Michigan; born in Chicago, Ill., December 25, 1878; attended the public schools of Chicago; was graduated from the law department of Lake Forest University, Chicago, Ill., in 1900; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in the United States Treasury Department; special agent of the United States Treasury Department in charge of field service at New York City, El Paso, Tex., St. Paul, Minn., and Minneapolis, Minn., 1900-1919; moved to Hartford, Mich., in 1920 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1924, 1926, and 1928; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); nominated for Governor by the Farmer-Labor Party in 1934, but declined; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; also engaged as an author and in farm-organization work; died in Hartford, Mich., December 13, 1960; interment in Hartford Cemetery.