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Augustin Reed HUMPHREY

(1859-1937)

HUMPHREY, Augustin Reed, a Representative from Nebraska; born near Madison, Jefferson County, Ind., February 18, 1859; moved with his parents to Drakesville, Davis County, Iowa, in 1864; attended the public schools; was graduated from the State normal school at Bloomfield in 1881 and from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1882; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice at Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebr., in 1885; homesteaded in Custer County in 1886; delegate to every Republican State convention 1887-1936; engaged in agricultural and stock-raising pursuits; commissioner of public lands and buildings of Nebraska 1891-1895; president of the board of education 1898-1914; judge of probate 1906-1910; mayor in 1916 and 1917; moved to his ranch on the South Loup River in 1920; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Moses P. Kinkaid and served from November 7, 1922, to March 3, 1923; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1922; resumed the practice of law in Broken Bow; died in Fort Collins, Colo., while on a visit, December 10, 1937; interment in Broken Bow Cemetery, Broken Bow, Nebr.

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