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  Funk, Frank H.
NameFrank H. Funk
Funk's Grove, Illinois , United States
Born April 05, 1869
DiedNovember 24, 1940 (71 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 09, 2015 04:10pm
Infoborn in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., April 5, 1869; attended the public schools and the Illinois Normal School at Normal, Ill.; was graduated from the Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N.J., in 1888 and from Yale University in 1891; engaged in agricultural pursuits and livestock production in Bloomington, Ill., member of the Illinois Republican State central committee 1906-1912; member of the State senate 1909-1911; unsuccessful candidate of the Progressive Party for Governor of Illinois in 1912; chairman of the Illinois delegation to the Progressive National Conventions in 1912 and 1916; unsuccessful Progressive nominee for United States Senator in 1913; commissioner on the Illinois Public Utilities Commission 1914-1921; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh, Sixty-eighth, and Sixty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1927); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926; retired from public life and active business pursuits; resided at Bloomington, Ill., until his death there on November 24, 1940; interment in Funk's Grove Cemetery, Funk's Grove, Ill.


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Father Benjamin F. Funk 1838-1909

  04/10/1934 IL District 17-R Primary Lost 20.10% (-5.48%)
  04/08/1930 IL At-Large-R Primary Lost 6.51% (-13.24%)
  04/10/1928 IL District 17-R Primary Lost 39.07% (-21.87%)
  04/13/1926 IL District 17-R Primary Lost 48.07% (-3.86%)
  11/04/1924 IL District 17 Won 60.06% (+20.50%)
  11/07/1922 IL District 17 Won 55.61% (+11.98%)
  11/02/1920 IL District 17 Won 70.49% (+40.98%)
  09/15/1920 IL District 17-R Primary Won 56.50% (+13.00%)
  03/26/1913 IL US Senate Special Lost 10.78% (-59.31%)
  03/26/1913 IL US Senate Lost 10.78% (-69.61%)
  11/05/1912 IL Governor Lost 26.09% (-12.01%)
  11/03/1908 IL State Senate 26 Won 55.72% (+19.83%)