Frank Eddy

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Frank Eddy
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Frank Marion Eddy (April 1, 1856 – January 13, 1929) was a United States Representative from Minnesota's 7th congressional district. Eddy was born in Pleasant Grove Township, Minnesota before moving to Iowa in 1860 with his family. They returned in 1863 to Olmsted County, Minnesota, and settled near Elmira. In 1867, they moved to Sauk Centre, Minnesota where Eddy attended the common schools

Eddy taught school in a rural district before joining the Northern Pacific Railroad Company as a land examiner in 1881 and 1882. He then moved to Glenwood, Minnesota and served as clerk of the district court of Pope County from 1884 to 1893.

In 1894, Eddy was elected as the first United States Representative from Minnesota who was a native of the state. He was elected as a Republican to the 55th, 56th, 57th, and 58th congresses, March 4, 1895 until March 3, 1903. While a congressman, Eddy served as chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining in the 57th congress. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1902.

After his terms in Congress, Eddy became editor and owner of the Sauk Centre Herald. He died on January 13, 1929 in Saint Paul, Minnesota and was interred in Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Haldor Boen
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 7th congressional district
1895 – 1903
Succeeded by
Andrew Volstead