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Arthur Monroe Free

Birthdate:
Birthplace: San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States
Death: April 01, 1953 (74)
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States
Place of Burial: San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Arthur Free and Ellen Elizabeth Free
Husband of Mabel Carolyn Free
Father of Lloyd A. Free; Gerald Monroe Free; Geraldine Littlepage Fletcher; Maj. Herbert William Free and Robert George Free

Occupation: Politician and Attorney
Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Arthur M. Free, U.S. Congress

Arthur Monroe Free (January 15, 1879 – April 1, 1953) was a United States Representative from California. He was born in San Jose, California. He attended the public school of Santa Clara and the University of the Pacific. He graduated from Stanford University in 1901 and from its law department in 1903. He was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in San Jose. He moved to Mountain View and was a city attorney from 1904 to 1910. He was the District Attorney of Santa Clara County from 1907 to 1919. He voluntarily retired and resumed the practice of law at San Jose.

Free was a delegate to the Republican state conventions in 1914 and from 1920 to 1936. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1933). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress. He resumed the practice of law in San Jose, where he died in 1953. He was buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Arthur’s son Lloyd A. Free was a founder of the Institute for International Social Research.

The Arthur Monroe Free House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Arthur Monroe Free, a Representative from California; born in San Jose, Calif., January 15, 1879; attended the public schools of Santa Clara and the University of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif.; was graduated from Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., in 1901 and from its law department in 1903; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in San Jose; moved to Mountain View and was city attorney 1904-1910; district attorney of Santa Clara County 1907-1919; voluntarily retired and resumed the practice of law at San Jose; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1914 and from 1920 to 1936; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in San Jose, Calif., where he died April 1, 1953; interment in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

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Arthur M. Free, U.S. Congress's Timeline

1879
January 15, 1879
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States
1908
September 29, 1908
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States
1911
February 4, 1911
Santa Clara County, California, United States
February 4, 1911
California, United States
1916
July 9, 1916
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States
July 9, 1916
California, United States
1953
April 1, 1953
Age 74
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States