Carl W. Riddick
|Carl W. Riddick|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Montana's 2nd district
|Preceded by||Jeannette Rankin|
|Succeeded by||Scott Leavitt|
|Born||Carlos Wood Riddick
25 February 1872
|Died||9 July 1960
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Profession||newspaper editor, wheat and cattle raising|
Riddick was born in Wells, Faribault County, Minnesota and was educated in the public schools in Michigan, He attended Albion College in Albion, Michigan and Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Riddick served in the United States House of Representatives from March 1919 to March 1923 in the 66th and 67th Congresses, replacing Jeannette Rankin. He did not seek reelection in 1922, and ran unsuccessfully for election to the U.S. Senate in 1922.
After leaving politics, Riddick served as president of the National Republic, a magazine published in Washington, D.C. He was the operator of a home development at Sylvan Shores in South River, Maryland. In later years he lived in Maryland and Florida. His son, Merrill K. Riddick, ran for several offices in Montana as well as President.
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- "Riddick, Carlos Wood (1872-1960)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
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