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John Henry GOEKE

(1869-1930)

GOEKE, John Henry, a Representative from Ohio; born near Minster, Auglaize County, Ohio, October 28, 1869; attended the common schools and was graduated from Pio Nono College, St. Francis, Wis., in 1888; studied law at Cincinnati Law School and was graduated in 1891; was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced practice in St. Marys, Ohio; city solicitor of St. Marys 1892-1894; prosecuting attorney of Auglaize County 1894-1900; resumed the practice of law in Wapakoneta, Ohio, in 1900; also served as a director of several banks and manufacturing concerns; chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1903; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1912, 1920, 1924, and 1928; resumed the practice of law in Wapakoneta, Ohio; moved to Lima, Ohio, in 1921 and continued the practice of law; died in Lima, Ohio, March 25, 1930; interment in Gethsemane Cemetery.

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

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