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Walter Franklin Lineberger

congressman , engineer

Walter Franklin Lineberger, ex-congressman, consultant civil and mining engineer. Awarded Croix de Guerre with palm (French); divisional citation for bravery under fire. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, S.R.

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%.

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