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Lee Edward GEYER

(1888-1941)

GEYER, Lee Edward, a Representative from California; born in Wetmore, Nemaha County, Kans., September 9, 1888; attended the public schools; was graduated from Baker University, Baldwin City, Kans., in 1922 and afterwards did post-graduate work at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of Southern California at Los Angeles; teacher in the rural schools in Nemaha County, Kans., 1908-1912; principal of Hamlin (Kans.) High School 1916-1918; during the First World War served as a private in the Third Company, First Battalion, Central Officers’ Training School, Camp Grant, Ill.; teacher and administrator in high schools in Kansas, Arizona, and California, 1919-1938; member of the State house of representatives 1934-1936; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1940; died in Washington, D.C., October 11, 1941; interment in Wetmore Cemetery, Wetmore, Kans.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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