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John Alexander KEY

(1871-1954)

KEY, John Alexander, a Representative from Ohio; born in Marion, Marion County, Ohio, December 30, 1871; attended the public schools; learned the printer’s trade; city letter carrier 1897-1903; recorder of Marion County 1903-1908; secretary to Representative Carl C. Anderson, of Ohio, 1908-1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919); chairman, Committee on Pensions (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; engaged in the petroleum industry; inspector of Federal prisons from 1934 until his retirement in 1941; died in Marion, Ohio, March 4, 1954; interment in Marion Cemetery.

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

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