BREEDING, James Floyd, (1901 - 1977)


BREEDING, James Floyd, a Representative from Kansas; born near Robinson, Brown County, Kans., September 28, 1901; educated in grade schools, Moonlight, Dickinson County, Kans., and Berryton High School in Shawnee County, Kans.; attended Kansas State College at Manhattan in 1921 and 1922; moved to Rolla, Kans., in 1928; farmer-stockman near Rolla, Morton County, 1928-1956; member of State house of representatives 1947-1949, serving as minority leader in 1949 session; Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kansas in 1950; president of Western Kansas Development Association in 1951; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1960 and 1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; appointed by President Kennedy as assistant to Secretary of Agriculture, Grain and Feed Division, 1963-1966; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1966; died in Dodge City, Kans., October 17, 1977; interment in Rolla Cemetery, Rolla, Kans.