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HERRICK, Manuel, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Perry, Tuscarawas County,
Ohio, September 20, 1876; moved with his parents to Greenwood County, Kans., in
1877; was self-educated; engaged in agricultural pursuits; settled in the
Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma, in 1893; moved to Perry, Okla., and became
interested in agriculture and stock raising; elected as a Republican to the
Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate in
1922 for renomination; became a resident of California in 1933 and of Plumas
County, Calif., in 1937; disappeared during a Sierra blizzard January 11, 1952,
while on a trip to his mining claim eight miles northeast of Quincy, Calif.,
and was found dead in a snowbank two miles from his cabin on February 29, 1952;
remains were cremated and the ashes interred in Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, Calif.
Okie Jesus Congressman (The Life of Manuel Herrick). Oklahoma
City: Times-Journal Publishing Co., 1974.