Francis Shoemaker

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Francis Henry Shoemaker, (April 25, 1889 – July 24, 1958 was a Representative from Minnesota; born on a farm in Flora Township, Renville County, Minnesota; self-educated with mother’s assistance; engaged in agricultural pursuits and worked for many farm and labor organizations; charter member and organizer of the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party; assisted in organizing the Federated Farmer-Labor Party at Chicago in 1924; was nominated for Vice President of the United States, but declined; editor and publisher of the People’s Voice, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1921 – 1927, and of the Organized Farmer, Red Wing, Minnesota in 1928; elected as a Farmer-Laborite to the 73rd congress (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934 to the 74th congress but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for United States Senator; then became an unsuccessful Independent candidate for reelection to the 74th congress; unsuccessful for election in 1942 to the 78th congress; resumed agricultural pursuits near North Redwood, Minnesota; died in Minneapolis; interment in Zion Cemetery, Flora Township, Renville County, Minnesota.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
General Ticket Adopted
U.S. Representative from Minnesota
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1933 – 1935
Succeeded by
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