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Charles Edward KIEFNER

(1869-1942)

KIEFNER, Charles Edward, a Representative from Missouri; born in Perryville, Perry County, Mo., November 25, 1869; attended the public schools; engaged in the retail lumber business and also in road construction; mayor of Perryville 1900-1902; Member of the State house of representatives 1902-1908; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912; served on the staff of Gov. Arthur M. Hyde 1920-1924; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1927); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress; elected to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; resumed the lumber and banking business in Perryville, Mo., until his death on December 13, 1942; interment in Home Cemetery.

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

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