Frank Ballard Ballard Fulkerson Edit Profile
He attended the common schools and was graduated from Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, in 1888. Fulkerson attended the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, graduating from the law department of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri in 1892.
He then taught school for two years. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Warrensburg, Missouri. After serving as city attorney of Warrensburg from 1893 to 1895, he was prosecuting attorney of Johnson County for two years 1895 and 1896.
Fulkerson's law practice continued as he moved first to Holden, Missouri in 1897 and then to St. Joseph, Missouri in 1900. In 1899 and 1900 he served as city attorney of Holden. Fulkerson was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907).
However, his bid for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress was unsuccessful. He also made unsuccessful bids for attorney general of Missouri in 1908 and for mayor of St. Joseph, Missouri in that same year. Fulkerson resumed the practice of law in St. Joseph, Missouri and served as delegate to several Republican State conventions, as well as to the Republican National Convention in 1908.
He served as president of the city police board in 1909 and as city counselor of St. Joseph in 1913 and 1914. He returned to Lafayette County, Missouri, in 1918 and continued the practice of law, also engaging in agricultural pursuits near Higginsville. He served as prosecuting attorney of Lafayette County in 1921–1925.
Fulkerson died near Higginsville, Missouri, August 30, 1936. He was interred in Higginsville City Cemetery.
Member Congress, 4th Missouri district, 1905-1907.
Married Warrensburg, Missouri, June 29, 1898, Parthenia McMelan.