Senator Simeon Fess dies; North Adams, Massachusetts

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Senator Simeon Fess dies; North Adams, Massachusetts
FORMER SENATOR FESS DIES TODAY Sudden Heart Attack Proves Fatal Shortly After He Reaches Hotel Hotel in Washington. Ohio, lawyer, and Uv.vdl Km. ol Yellow Springs, a rrprrMMitative of tlio Ohio Retail Manufacturers' association. association. FCS.S also Is survived by five grandchildren. His wife died in Dej Dej crmbfi, iw',*G.' secrclnry, Mrs. .said the lormrr senator had been in excellent h e a l t h mid "umiMielly good splrlt.s" up to the moment of his death. golf course public Wii.sliinglon, Dec. 23 i.-O--Former Senator Simeon D. Fess ol Ohio died unexpectedly in a hotel here today of a heart attack. He was 75. Hotel officials said Fess arrived only this morning from Ohio and went directly to his room. The end came suddenly a few minutes after 10 o'clock t Eastern Standard Time'. A son, Charles S. Fess, who livoj in the capital was summoned immediately. immediately. Fess, who served 10 years in the House and two terms in the Senate, was defeated for re-election in 1934. He served as chairman of the Republican National committee and in 1928 delivered the keynote address address at the convention which nominated nominated Herbert Hoover. Fess was seated on the bed of his hotel room talking on the tele- ] phone when he suddenly collapsed His secretary. Mrs. Margaret L. Walsh, was with him. Dr. Samuel Baker was called and announced the former senatcr dead. Fess had come to visit his children children during the holidays. Speaker Bankhcad. shocked at the news of Fess' death, said lie was "deeply distressed" as he had long appreciated the former senator's "fine qualities and couragious convictions convictions on public questions." Fess, a Republican and outspoken outspoken critic of the Roosevelt admiiiis- 'tralion, was first elected to the ' House of Representatives where he crved for ten years. He was elected o the Senate in 1922 and remalii- d there unti 1934 when he was de- eated by Senator Vic Donahey. Commenting on the death of his ormer pottical rival, Donahey said odny: s · "The death of Simeon Fess will ie deeply mourned by Ohio people. He gave his best in every undcr- aking and followed the best light ie could obtain. He was my friend, nd I always spoke of him as 'a rand old man.'" Since lii.s retirement from the Senate. Fess had been writing a his- ory of Ohio and had spent much imc in Washington. It w ; as after serving six years is president of Antioch college. Yellow Springs, Ohio, that Fess entered the political field and rose ·apidly through party ranks. Charles, the son, said the 'ormer senator would be taken to lis home in Yellow Springs for lurlal, with the services tentativc- y set for Saturday. Besides Charles the other sons surviving- are Lehr Fess, Toledo, Removal of Billboard Winds up Controversy Albany. N. Y.. Dec. 23 i.-Vi--The rk-ion of state planning said today billboard advertisement or Massa- chu.-etl.s' tourist attractions which stirred a friendly controversy be- A Merry and a A M E R R Y I TO YOU ALL-MAY ENJOY W A R M A N D COMFORT ITH BLACK STORK who operate under severe ALL OF US WISH H I - T E B L A C H lor small tinjts, walir Reno Phone 2430 Ashland 'The Coal You

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  1. The North Adams Transcript,
  2. 23 Dec 1936, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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