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George Arthur NEELEY

(1879-1919)

NEELEY, George Arthur, a Representative from Kansas; born in Detroit, Pike County, Ill., August 1, 1879; attended public schools in Joplin, Mo. and Wellston, Okla.; B.S., Southwestern Baptist University, Jackson, Tenn., 1902; J.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans., 1904; farmer; teacher; lawyer, private practice; unsuccessful candidate for United States Representative to the Sixty-first Congress in 1910; elected as a Democrat in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edmond H. Madison to the Sixty-second and to the succeeding Congress (January 9, 1912- March 3, 1915); was not a candidate for reelection to the Sixty-fourth Congress in 1914, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; died on January 1, 1919, in Hutchinson, Kans.; interment in Oak Park Cemetery, Chandler, Okla.

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

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