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Collection National Woman's Party Congressional Voting Card Collection
Catalog Number 1929.006.001
Object Name Card, Congressional Voting
Title Congressional Directory Bio of Representative Arthur Free
Date 1929
Dates of Creation 1929
Year Range from 1929
Year Range to 1929
Scope & Content Congressional Voting Card File, 1915-1932
The following is typed on a 5" x 8" paper card

Free, Arthur Monroe

Eighth District - Counties: Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Ventura (8 counties). Population (1920) 292,415

ARTHUR MONROE FREE, Republican, of San Jose, Calif; was born in that city January 15, 1879; graduated from the grammar and high schools in Santa Clara, Calif., and then attended the University of the Pacific at San Jose, Calif., one year; in 1901 received the degree of A.B. from Leland Stanford Junior University, and in 1903 received the degree of LL.B. from the same institution; in September, 1903 entered upon the practice of law at Santa Clara County, and shortly afterwards was appointed city attorney of Mountain View, Calif.; in November, 1906, was elected district attorneyof Santa Clara County, Calif., and was reelected in November 1910, and again in 1914; voluntarily retired from the office of district attorney on January 1, 1919, to enter the private practice of law as San Jose, Calif., in November, 1920, was elected to the Sixty-seventh Congress from the eighth Congressional District of California and was reelected in November 1922, after having been nominated at the primary election by both the Republican and Democratic Parties; on November 4, 1924, was reelected to Congress for a third term after having received both the Republican and Democratic nominations; on November 2, 1926, was reelected to the Seventieth Congress and on November 6, 1928 to the Seventy-First Congress. On May 19, 1908, he was elected president of the Stanford Law Association, which position he held for one year. In January, 1913, he was elected president of the District Attorneys' Association of California, which position he held for one year. He is admitted to practice law in all the courts of the United States and in the State of California. He is a thirty-second degree Mason, a Knight Templar, past exalted ruler of San Jose Lodge, No. 522, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a member of the San Jose Rotary Club, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and an active member of the Chamber of Commerce of San Jose, Calif. On November 11, 1905, he was married to Mabel Carolyn of Boscow, of San Francisco, Calif. The issue of that marriage has been five children - Lloyd Arthur, Gerald Monroe, Geraldine Floy, Robert George, and Herbert William, the last four named being two sets of twins.
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People Free, Representative Arthur M. 1879-1953
Subjects Congressional Card Index
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Free, Representative Arthur M. 1879-1953
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