STATE/TERRITORY New York
CONGRESS(ES) 70th (1927-1929), 71st (1929-1931), 72nd (1931-1933), 73rd (1933-1935), 74th (1935-1937), 75th (1937-1939), 76th (1939-1941), 77th (1941-1943), 78th (1943-1945)
Francis Dugan CULKIN Biography
CULKIN, Francis Dugan, a Representative from New York; born in Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y., November 10, 1874; attended the public schools in Oswego and St. Andrew’s College and the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y.; newspaper reporter in Rochester, N.Y., 1894-1902; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in Oswego, N.Y.; served as a private, Company D, Third New York Volunteers, in the Spanish-American War; captain in the New York National Guard 1901-1908; city attorney of Oswego, 1906-1910; district attorney of Oswego County, 1911-1921; judge of Oswego County, 1921-1928; member of the Thomas Jefferson Bicentennial Commission and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Commission; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thaddeus C. Sweet; reelected to the Seventy-first and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from November 6, 1928, until his death in Oswego, N.Y., on August 4, 1943; interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
External Research Collections
United States. 78th Cong., 2d sess., 1944. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Francis Dugan Culkin, late a Representative from New York. Seventy-eighth Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1946.