Francis O. Lindquist
Lindquist was born in Marinette, Wisconsin on September 27, 1869 and attended the common schools. He moved to Greenville, Michigan, in 1904 and engaged in the mail-order clothing and manufacturing business. He moved to Grand Rapids in 1915 and became president of the Canada Mills Co., of New York and Michigan.
Lindquist was elected as a Republican from Michigan's 11th congressional district to the 63rd United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1913 to March 4, 1915. He won the election in a landslide, using mail-order tactics to canvass voters. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1914 and resumed the mail-order business in Grand Rapids. After the First World War, he returned to Greenville and supervised a correspondence-school course for sales people. In 1922, he lost to Bird J. Vincent in the Republican primary election for U.S. Representative in Michigan's 8th congressional district.
- "Former Congressman Linquist [sic] Is Dead". The Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin). September 25, 1924. p. 1. Retrieved December 3, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Mail Order Congressman May Stir Up Washington". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York). March 30, 1913. p. 24. Retrieved December 3, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.
- United States Congress. "Francis O. Lindquist (id: L000323)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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