VAN NUYS, Frederick (1874-1944)

VAN NUYS, FREDERICK, a Senator from Indiana; born in Falmouth, Rush County, Ind., April 16, 1874; attended the public schools; graduated from Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., in 1898 and from the Indiana Law School at Indianapolis, Ind., in 1900; admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Shelbyville, Ind., moving shortly afterward to Anderson, Ind.; prosecuting attorney of Madison County, Ind., 1906-1910; member, State senate 1913-1916, serving as president pro tempore in 1915; moved to Indianapolis, Ind., in 1916 and continued the practice of law; United States attorney, district of Indiana 1920-1922; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1932; reelected in 1938, and served from March 4, 1933, until his death on a farm near Vienna, Fairfax County, Va., on January 25, 1944; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments (Seventy-sixth Congress), Committee on the Judiciary (Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses); interment in East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Ind.

Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: Mentioned in letters between Carleton McCullock and Meredith Nicholson in Meredith Nicholson papers, 1890-1947.

Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: Correspondence in Harry D. Hartley papers, 1925-1951.

Indiana University
Lilly Library
Bloomington, IN
Papers: Miscellaneous items in various collections.

  • U.S. Congress. Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States: Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Frederick Van Nuys, Late a Senator from Indiana. 78th Cong., 2d sess, 1944. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1946.