Carl W. Riddick

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Carl W. Riddick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Montana's 2nd district
In office
Preceded by Jeannette Rankin
Succeeded by Scott Leavitt
Personal details
Born Carlos Wood Riddick
(1872-02-25)25 February 1872
Wells, Minnesota
Died 9 July 1960(1960-07-09) (aged 88)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Political party Republican
Profession newspaper editor, wheat and cattle raising
Religion Methodist

Carlos Wood Riddick (February 25, 1872 - July 9, 1960) was an American politician. He served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Second District of Montana.


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.[1]

From 1899 to 1910, Riddick was editor of the Winamac Republican newspaper in Indiana. Following that he was a rancher and County Assessor of Fergus Co., Montana.

Riddick served in the United States House of Representatives from March 1919 to March 1923 in the 66th and 67th Congresses, replacing Jeannette Rankin.[2] He did not seek reelection in 1922, and ran unsuccessfully for election to the U.S. Senate in 1922.[3]

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.

Riddick died on July 9, 1960 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is interred at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.[4]


  1. ^ "RIDDICK, Carl Wood, (1872 - 1960)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rep. Carl Riddick". Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Carl Wood Riddick". Find A Grave. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Riddick, Carlos Wood (1872-1960)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 

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