|Photograph, 1943, Collection of U.S. House of
HOPE, Clifford Ragsdale, a Representative from Kansas; born in Birmingham, Van Buren County,
Iowa, June 9, 1893; attended the public schools and Nebraska Wesleyan
University, Lincoln, Nebr.; was graduated from Washburn Law School, Topeka,
Kans., in 1917 and was admitted to the bar the same year; during the First
World War served as a second lieutenant with the Thirty-fifth and Eighty-fifth
Divisions in the United States and France 1917-1919; commenced practice of law
in Garden City, Kans., in 1919; member of the State house of representatives
1921-1927, serving as speaker pro tempore in 1923 and as speaker in 1925;
elected as a Republican to the Seventieth and to the fourteen succeeding
Congresses (March 4, 1927-January 3, 1957); chairman, Committee on Agriculture
(Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination
in 1956; president, Great Plains Wheat, Inc., of Garden City, Kans., 1959-1963;
died in Garden City, Kans., May 16, 1970; interment in Valley View Cemetery.
Quiet Courage: Kansas Congressman Clifford R. Hope. Manhattan,
Kans.: Sunflower University Press, 1997.