Longworth, Nicholas

Longworth, Nicholas, 1869–1931, American legislator, b. Cincinnati. A lawyer, he practiced in Cincinnati, where his family had long been prominent. He served (1899–1903) in the Ohio legislature and, with the support of George B. Cox , was elected (1903) to the U.S. House of Representatives. He married (1906) Alice Lee Roosevelt (see Longworth, Alice Lee Roosevelt ), the daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt. As a congressman (1903–13, 1915–31), Longworth was (1925–31) Speaker of the House and became recognized as a master of congressional procedure.

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