January 8, 1968
Claude Albert Fuller, who had served variously as city clerk, state legislator, prosecuting attorney, mayor of Eureka Springs, and U.S. congressman, died. He is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Eureka Springs. A native of Illinois who moved to Arkansas as a child, Fuller had been involved in the passage of a number of significant bills, including the Social Security bill, flood control legislation, funding for buildings at University of Arkansas and Veterans Administration Hospital in Fayetteville (Washington County), and dams along the White River, which resulted in creation of Norfork, Bull Shoals, Table Rock, and Beaver lakes. Following his defeat for congressman by Clyde Ellis, Fuller continued his law practice and served as president of the Bank of Eureka Springs from 1930 until his death.