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Frank Hood LEE

(1873-1952)

LEE, Frank Hood, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm near De Soto, Johnson County, Kans., March 29, 1873; moved to Missouri with his parents, who settled near Virgil City, Vernon County, in 1876; attended the public schools of Virgil City, Mo.; studied law; served as justice of the peace in 1894; was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Joplin, Mo.; member of the State house of representatives 1915-1918; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress and in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law until his retirement; owned and operated the Southwestern, a Jasper County newspaper, and the Jefferson Hotel; died in Joplin, Mo., November 20, 1952; interment in Ozark Memorial Park.

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

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