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Henry Lee JOST

(1873-1950)

JOST, Henry Lee, a Representative from Missouri; born in New York City December 6, 1873; moved to Hopkins, Nodaway County, Mo., in 1881; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1898; afterward attended the Kansas City Law School in 1898 and 1899 and commenced the practice of law in Kansas City, Mo., in 1899; associate city counselor in 1909; first assistant prosecuting attorney 1910-1912; mayor of Kansas City 1912-1916; lecturer on criminal law at Kansas City School of Law 1917-1936; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); was not a candidate for renomination in 1924; resumed law practice in Kansas City, Mo., where he died July 13, 1950; interment in Mount Moriali Cemetery, near Kansas City, Mo.

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

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