LANHAM, Fritz Garland, (1880 - 1965)


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LANHAM, Fritz Garland, (son of Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham), a Representative from Texas; born in Weatherford, Tex., January 3, 1880; attended the public schools of Washington, D.C., and was graduated from Weatherford College, Weatherford, Tex., in 1897; attended Vanderbilt University in 1897 and 1898, and was graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1900, subsequently taking a law course in the same institution; was admitted to the bar in 1909 and commenced practice in Weatherford, Tex.; moved to Fort Worth, Tex., in 1917; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James C. Wilson; reelected to the Sixty-seventh and to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from April 19, 1919, to January 3, 1947; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Seventy-second through Seventy-ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1946; engaged as an adviser on legislation in Washington, D.C., until 1961; moved to Austin, Tex., where he died July 31, 1965; interment in City Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Tex.