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Claude L'Engle

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Claude L’Engle
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Personal details
Born(1868-10-19)October 19, 1868
Jacksonville, Florida
DiedNovember 6, 1919(1919-11-06) (aged 51)
Jacksonville, Florida
Political partyDemocratic

Claude L'Engle (October 19, 1868 – November 6, 1919) was a United States representative from Florida for one term from 1913 to 1915.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, where he attended the public schools and Duval High School (Jacksonville). He engaged in mercantile pursuits and later became the editor and publisher of Dixie, a weekly newspaper.


L'Engle was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915) but was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress. After leaving Congress, he again engaged in journalism.


He died in Jacksonville, Florida in 1919 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Claude L'Engle (id: L000548)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
none, new seat
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Succeeded by
none, seat eliminated