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FAIRFIELD, Louis William (1858-1930)

FAIRFIELD, LOUIS WILLIAM, A Representative from Indiana; born in a log cabin near Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio, October 15, 1858; moved to Allen County, Ohio, in 1866 and resided on a farm near Lima; attended the public schools; moved to Middle Point, Van Wert County, Ohio, in 1872; taught school for six months, and then attended the Ohio Northern University at Ada in 1876; continued teaching and attending school until 1888; editor of the Hardin County Republican at Kenton, Ohio, in 1881 and 1882; taught school in Middle Point in 1883 and 1884; moved to Angola, Steuben County, Ind., in 1885, being selected to assist in the building of Tri-State College, Angola, Ind.; vice president of and teacher at Tri-State College 1885-1917; unsuccessful candidate for the State senate in 1912; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1925); chairman, Committee on Insular Affairs (Sixty-eighth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1924; occasionally engaged as a lecturer and resided in Angola, Ind.; died in Joilet, Ill., while on a visit, February 20, 1930; interment in Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Ind.