Fritz G. Lanham

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Frederick Garland "Fritz" Lanham (January 3, 1880 – July 31, 1965[1]) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Texas. A Democrat, Lanham was the son of Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham, a governor of Texas and himself a member of Congress. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in 1900,[1] he was admitted to the bar in 1909. He was elected to Congress in 1919 and served until 1947. Representative Lanham was a proponent of strong trademark protection; the Lanham Act is named for him.


  1. ^ a b "Handbook of Texas Online". Retrieved 2009-03-05.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James C. Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 12th congressional district

April 19, 1919 - January 3, 1947
Succeeded by
Wingate H. Lucas