Fred E. Busbey

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Fred Ernst Busbey (February 8, 1895 - February 11, 1966) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Biography[edit]

Born in Tuscola, Illinois, Busbey attended the public schools, Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. During World War I he enlisted on September 24, 1917 in the United States Regular Army and served overseas as a sergeant until after the Armistice, when he was made a battalion sergeant major in the 124th Field Artillery, 33rd Infantry Division, being discharged June 8, 1919. In 1930 he engaged in the investment brokerage business in Chicago.

Busbey was elected as a Republican to the 78th Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the 79th Congress.

Busbey was elected in 1946 to the 80th Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the 81st Congress.

Busbey was elected to the 82nd and 83rd Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1955). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1954 to the 84th Congress. He resumed the investment brokerage business until his retirement in 1958. He resided in Cocoa Beach, Florida until his death there and was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery in Chicago.

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward A. Kelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd congressional district

1943-1945
Succeeded by
Edward A. Kelly
Preceded by
Edward A. Kelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd congressional district

1947-1949
Succeeded by
Neil J. Linehan
Preceded by
Neil J. Linehan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd congressional district

1951-1955
Succeeded by
James C. Murray

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