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Walter Franklin Lineberger

a Representative from California

Background

  • Walter Franklin Lineberger was born near Whiteville, Hardeman County, Tenn., July 20, 1883.

    He died on October 9, 1943, in Santa Barbara, Calif.; interment in Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California.

  • Education

    • He attended the public schools.

      He attended the public schools, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.

    Career

    • He was engaged in mining and agriculture in Mexico;

      moved to Long Beach, California, in 1911 where he work as a banker; farmer; president of the Guarantee Bond & Mortgage Co. (Inc.); United States Army;

      elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative-elect Charles F. Van de Water; reelected to the Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses (February 15, 1921-March 3, 1927);

      did not seek renomination, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination as United States

      Senator in 1926.

    Politics

    Lineberger was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative-elect Charles F. Van de Water in California's Ninth Congressional District. He won a special election on February 15, 1921, by a vote of 32,442 to 21,056 for Prohibition candidate Charles H. Randall, whom Van de Water had defeated for re-election three months earlier. Lineberger had 58.5% of the vote to Randall's 38.0%.

    Party affiliation: Republican Party

    Membership

    • Republican Party , the United States
      1921 - 1927

    Connections

    • father: John Henry Lineberger
    • mother: Lucy (Aynesworth) Lineberger
    • Wife: Florence Elizabeth Hite
    • Daughter: Florence Elizabeth
    • Daughter: Janet Hite
    • Son: Walter Franklin
    • Daughter: Anne Lorraine
    • member: American Society of Civil Engineers
    Walter Franklin Lineberger
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    Died October 9, 1943
    (aged 60)
    Nationality
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    • 1904
      the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
    • 1911
      farmer; banker
      California, Long Beach
    • 1921 - 1927
      congressman, a Republican, the 67th-69th Congress
      California's Ninth Congressional District

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