DOOLITTLE, Dudley, (1881 - 1957)


Campaign card, 1912, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

DOOLITTLE, Dudley, a Representative from Kansas; born at Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kans., June 21, 1881; attended the public schools and the University of Kansas at Lawrence, being graduated from its law department in 1903; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice at Cottonwood Falls, Kans., in 1904; prosecuting attorney of Chase County 1908-1912; mayor of Strong City in 1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; representative of the United States Treasury Department to Italy in 1919; Federal Prohibition Director for Kansas in 1920; engaged in the practice of law in Strong City, Kans., Kansas City, Mo., and Washington, D.C., 1921-1934; elected a member of the Democratic National Committee in 1925; general agent of the ninth district, Farm Credit Administration, 1934-1938; member of the board of directors of the College of Emporia and served as its president 1938-1940; president of the Strong City State Bank and a director of the Exchange National Bank of Cottonwood Falls at time of death; died in Emporia, Kans., November 14, 1957; interment in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cottonwood Falls, Kans.