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FULLER, Claude Albert, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Ill.,
January 20, 1876; in 1885 moved to Arkansas with his parents, who settled on a farm near Eureka
Springs; attended the public schools in Eureka Springs, Ark., and Kent College of Law, Chicago, Ill.;
was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in Eureka Springs the same year; city clerk
of Eureka Springs 1898-1902; member of the State house of representatives 1903-1905; mayor of
Eureka Springs 1906-1910 and 1920-1928; prosecuting attorney of the fourth Arkansas judicial
district 1910-1914; president of the Eureka Springs School Board 1916-1928; delegate to all
Democratic State conventions 1903-1943; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1908,
1912, and others 1924-1960; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first and to the four succeeding
Congresses (March 4, 1929-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1938;
resumed the practice of law, also engaged in banking and agricultural pursuits; died in Eureka Springs,
Ark., January 8, 1968; interment in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
BibliographyBeals, Frank Lee. Backwoods Baron; The Life
of Claude Albert Fuller. Wheaton, Ill.: Morton Publishing Co., 1951.