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Frank Clague

Frank Clague
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1921 - March 3, 1933
Preceded by Franklin Ellsworth
Succeeded by General Ticket Adopted
26th Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by Leverett W. Babcock
Succeeded by Lawrence H. Johnson
Personal details
Born (1865-07-13)July 13, 1865
Died March 25, 1952(1952-03-25) (aged 86)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Stella Porter
Residence Lamberton, Minnesota
Occupation Attorney

Frank Andrew Clague (July 13, 1865 – March 25, 1952) was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota. He was born in Warrensville, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; attended the common schools; moved to Minnesota in 1881; attended the State normal school at Mankato 1882 – 1885; taught school at Springfield, Minnesota, 1886 – 1890; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced practice in Lamberton, Redwood County, Minnesota, the same year; prosecuting attorney of Redwood County, Minnesota, 1895 – 1903; member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from January 1, 1903, to January 1, 1907, serving as speaker in the 1905 session; served in the Minnesota Senate from January 1, 1907, to December 31, 1915; judge of the ninth judicial district of Minnesota from January 1, 1919, to March 1, 1920, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the 67th, 68th, 69th, 70th, 71st, and 72nd congresses, (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1933); was not a candidate for renomination in 1932; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits until his retirement; died in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, March 25, 1952; interment in Redwood Falls Cemetery.


  • Minnesota Legislators Past and Present
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Franklin Ellsworth
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 2nd congressional district
1921 – 1933
Succeeded by
General Ticket Adopted
Political offices
Preceded by
Leverett W. Babcock
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
1905 – 1907
Succeeded by
Lawrence H. Johnson
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