SHOBER, Francis Emanuel, (1860 - 1919)


SHOBER, Francis Emanuel, (son of Francis Edwin Shober), a Representative from New York; born in Salisbury, N.C., October 24, 1860; studied under private tutors; was graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Annandale, N.Y., in 1880; engaged in ministerial and educational work in Dutchess County, N.Y.; reporter on the News-Press of Poughkeepsie; pastor of St. John’s Episcopal Church at Barrytown, N.Y., 1880-1891; editor of the Rockaway Journal at Far Rockaway, N.Y.; member of the editorial staff of the New York World; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1904; deputy tax appraiser of the State of New York in 1907 and 1908; resumed newspaper work; editor of the New York American until his death in New York City October 7, 1919; interment in Worcester Cemetery, Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn.