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William Henry LARRABEE, MD
Larrabee, William Henry (1870-1960) -- also known as William H. Larrabee -- of New Palestine, Hancock County, Ind. Born near Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., February 21, 1870. Democrat. Physician; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1923; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1931-43 (6th District 1931-33, 11th District 1933-43); defeated, 1928 (6th District), 1942 (10th District). Christian. Member, Freemasons; Eagles; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Redmen. Died November 16, 1960. Interment at New Palestine Cemetery, New Palestine, Ind. (The Political Graveyard)
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
LARRABEE, William Henry, a Representative from Indiana; born on a farm near Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., February 21, 1870; attended the public schools, Indiana Central Normal School at Danville, and Indiana State Normal School at Terre Haute; taught in public schools at New Palestine, Ind., 1889-1895; was graduated from the Indiana School of Medicine at Indianapolis in 1898; commenced practice of medicine and surgery in New Palestine, Ind., in 1898; secretary of Hancock County Board of Health in 1917 and 1918; served on the city council of New Palestine, Ind., 1916-1920; member of the State house of representatives 1923-1925; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1943); chairman, Committee on the Census (Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses), Committee on Education (Seventy-fifth through Seventy-seventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of medicine and surgery; died in New Palestine, Ind., November 16, 1960; interment in New Palestine Cemetery.
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