Frank B. Fulkerson

Frank Ballard Fulkerson ( born March 5, 1866 in Edinburg, Grundy County, Missouri, † August 30, 1936 in Higginsville, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1905 and 1907 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Still in its infancy drew Frank Fulkerson with his parents on a farm near Higginsville. He attended the public schools of his new home and then to 1888, the Westminster College in Fulton. He then worked for two years as a teacher. After studying law at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the University of Missouri in Columbia, as well as his 1892 was admitted as an attorney in Warrensburg, he began to work in this profession. From 1893 to 1895 he was also legal representatives of this city.

In the years 1895 and 1896 Fulkerson served as a prosecutor in Johnson County. In 1897 he moved to Holden and in 1900 to Saint Joseph, where he practiced law. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1904 he was in the fourth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles F. Cochran on March 4, 1905. Since he has not been confirmed in 1906, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1907.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Frank Fulkerson worked as a lawyer again. In 1908 he competed unsuccessfully for the office of Attorney General of Missouri. In the same year also failed as a candidate for the office of mayor of Saint Joseph. As a result, Fulkerson was several times a delegate to various regional Republican party days in Missouri. In 1908, he was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, at the William Howard Taft was nominated as a presidential candidate. In 1909, Fulkerson Member and Chairman of the Police Committee of the city of Saint Joseph; in the years 1913 and 1914 he was legal adviser to the city. In 1918 he moved his residence and his law firm in Lafayette County, where he also worked in agriculture. Between 1921 and 1925, officiated Fulkerson as a prosecutor in Lafayette County. He died on August 30, 1936 near Higginsville.