GOODWIN, Godfrey Gummer, (1873 - 1933)


GOODWIN, Godfrey Gummer, a Representative from Minnesota; born near St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minn., January 11, 1873; moved with his mother to St. Paul, Minn., in 1882; attended the public schools and was graduated from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1895 and from the law department of that university in 1896; was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Cambridge, Minn.; prosecuting attorney of Isanti County 1898-1907; again elected as prosecuting attorney of Isanti County in November 1913 and served until February 15, 1925, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; president of the Cambridge (Minn.) Board of Education 1914-1917; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1925, until his death; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; died in Washington, D.C., on February 16, 1933; interment in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.