HERRICK, Manuel, (1876 - 1952)


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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.


Bibliography

Aldrich, Gene. Okie Jesus Congressman (The Life of Manuel Herrick). Oklahoma City: Times-Journal Publishing Co., 1974.