Frederick Landis

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Frederick Landis
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907
Preceded byGeorge W. Steele
Succeeded byGeorge W. Rauch
Personal details
Born(1872-08-18)August 18, 1872
Seven Mile, Ohio, U.S.
DiedNovember 15, 1934(1934-11-15) (aged 62)
Logansport, Indiana, U.S.
Resting placeMount Hope Cemetery
Political partyRepublican

Frederick Landis (August 18, 1872 – November 15, 1934) was an American lawyer and politician who served two terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1903 to 1907.

He was a brother of both Charles Beary Landis and of baseball commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis.

Biography

Born at Seven Mile, Ohio, Landis moved with his parents to Logansport, Indiana, in 1875. He attended the public schools. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1895. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice at Logansport, Indiana.

Congress

Landis was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress.

Later career and death

He returned to Logansport and engaged in writing and lecturing. He was one of the organizers of the Progressive Party in 1912 and temporary chairman of its first State convention in Indiana.

He served as a delegate to the National Progressive Convention at Chicago in 1912. He was an unsuccessful candidate for governor on the Progressive ticket in 1912. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for governor on the Republican ticket in 1928. He was an author and lecturer.

Landis was elected to the Seventy-fourth Congress on November 6, 1934, but died in a hospital in Logansport, Indiana, November 15, 1934, before Congress had convened.

He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery.

References

  • United States Congress. "Frederick Landis (id: L000051)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907
Succeeded by
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