Louis FITZHENRY, Congress, IL (1870-1935)


FITZHENRY, Louis, a Representative from Illinois; born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., June 13, 1870; attended the public and high schools of Bloomington; engaged in journalism; was graduated from the law department of Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington in 1897; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Bloomington, Ill.; city attorney of Bloomington 1907-1911; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Bloomington; unsuccessful candidate for election as a justice of the State supreme court in 1915; appointed United States district judge for the southern district of Illinois July 1, 1918, serving until October 3, 1933, when he was appointed a judge of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh District, in which capacity he served until his death in Normal, Ill., November 18, 1935; interment in Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Ill.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present