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Marion DeVries Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection chiefly contains letters written to United States Congressman from California and United States Court of Customs Appeals judge Marion DeVries (1865-1939), between the late 1890s and 1925, chiefly expressing gratitude for a favor rendered or to ask for his political support.
Background
Marion DeVries (1865-1939) attended San Joaquin Valley College and obtained his law degree from the University of Michigan. He was admitted to the Michigan bar in 1887 and to the California bar in the same year. DeVries became the Assistant District Attorney of San Joaquin County from 1893-1897. He then was elected to the 55th and 56th Congresses to represent the 2nd district of California. After resigning from Congress, DeVries became a member of the Board of the U.S. Customs Court in New York from 1900-1910. Later he became an associate judge to the U.S. Court of Customs Appeals in Washington, D.C. from 1910-1921, becoming the presiding judge from 1921-1922.
Extent
72 pieces in 1 box.
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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