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  Sweet, Burton E.
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NameBurton E. Sweet
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Waverly, Iowa , United States
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Born December 10, 1867
Died January 03, 1957 (89 years)
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Infoborn on a farm near Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa, December 10, 1867; attended the common schools and the Iowa State Normal School at Cedar Falls; was graduated from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, in 1893 and from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1895; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Waverly, Iowa; city solicitor of Waverly 1896-1899; member of the State house of representatives 1900-1904; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1904; member of the Republican State central committee 1902-1906; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1923); did not seek renomination in 1922, having become a candidate for Senator; unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator in the Republican primary election of 1922 and again in 1924; resumed the practice of law; died in Waverly, Iowa, January 3, 1957; interment in Harlington Cemetery.


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  06/02/1924 IA US Senate - R Primary Lost 44.99% (-10.03%)
  06/05/1922 IA US Senate - R Primary Lost 10.94% (-30.19%)
  11/02/1920 IA District 3 Won 97.17% (+94.35%)
  11/05/1918 IA - District 03 Won 64.74% (+29.47%)
  11/07/1916 IA - District 03 Won 66.95% (+35.51%)
  11/03/1914 IA - District 03 Won 56.52% (+17.57%)
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