Party affiliation: Republican Party
In 1904 Francis engaged in the mail-order clothing and manufacturing business; moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1915 and became president of the Canada Mills Co., of New York and Michigan. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915), but was not a candidate for renomination in 1914. He resumed the mail-order business in Grand Rapids.
After the First World War Francis returned to Greenville, Michigan, and supervised a correspondence-school course for sales people. He was later an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress.
Born September 27, 1869
Died September 25, 1924