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Edward Herbert REES

(1886-1969)

REES, Edward Herbert, a Representative from Kansas; born on a farm near Emporia, Lyon County, Kans., June 3, 1886; attended the public schools and the Kansas State Teachers’ College at Emporia; taught school in Lyon County, Kans., 1909-1911; clerk of the court of Lyon County, Kans., 1912-1918; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1915 and commenced practice in Emporia, Kans.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1927-1933; served in the State senate 1933-1935; member of the Kansas Judicial Council 1933-1937; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1961); chairman, Committee on the Post Office and Civil Service (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1960; resumed the practice of law in Emporia, where he died October 25, 1969; interment in Maplewood Cemetery.

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

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