France, Joseph Irwin, 1873-1939

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Joseph Irwin France (1873-1939) was born in Missouri and raised in Michigan and New York. Graduating from Hamilton College, he obtained a fellowship in anatomy and physiology at Cornell. He attended the University of Leipzig, held the chair in Natural Science at the Jacob Tome Institute and attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, graduating as an M.D. From 1905-09 France was State Senator from Cecil County. In 1917 he was elected U.S. Senator and served until 1922. Member of the Republican State Central Committee and active in politics until 1932, France retired to his farm near Port Deposit.

From the guide to the Joseph Irwin France papers, 1884-1935, 1884-1935, (State of Maryland and Historical Collections)

Physician, teacher, politician, and gentleman farmer.

State Senator from Cecil County (1905-1909), United States Senator from Maryland (1917-1922), and candidate for the Republican nomination for the presidency of the United States in 1932. Graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, Maryland.

From the description of Papers of Joseph Irwin France, 1884-1935. (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 18180677

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creatorOf Joseph Irwin France papers, 1884-1935, 1884-1935 State of Maryland and Historical Collections
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921 Houghton Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn Harry Weinberger papers, 1915-1944 Yale University Library
creatorOf Williams, John Skelton, 1865-1926. Papers of John Skelton Williams [manuscript], 1884-1926. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf France, Joseph Irwin, 1873-1939. Papers of Joseph Irwin France, 1884-1935. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
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correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Weinberger, Harry, 1888- person
associatedWith Williams, John Skelton, 1865-1926. person
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Birth 1873-10-11

Death 1939-01-26



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