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Biermann, Frederick Elliott



  • Existence: 1884-1968


Frederick Elliott Biermann was born in Rochester, Minnesota, on March 20, 1884. His family moved to Decorah, Iowa, in 1888. Biermann attended the University of Minnesota before transferring to Columbia University, from which he graduated in 1905. He later attended Valder's Business College in Decorah and the Harvard Law School. In 1906 and 1907, Biermann homesteaded in North Dakota. Moving back to Decorah, he became the editor and publisher of the Decorah Journal. He continued with the newspaper until 1931, with time out to serve in the army during World War I. Active in local affairs, Biermann was Decorah's postmaster from 1913 to 1923 and their park commissioner beginning in 1922.

A Democrat, Biermann was elected to the US House of Representatives. He was a member of the 73rd, 74th, and 75th Congresses (1933 - 1939). After leaving office, he was appointed US Marshall for northern Iowa. He held that position from 1940 until 1953. Biermann died on July 1, 1968, at the age of 84.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Frederick Elliott Biermann Papers

Identifier: MsC0128

U.S. Representative from Iowa. Correspondence, speeches, and campaign material relating to his years in the Congress.

Dates: 1932-1968