JEFFERIS, Albert Webb, (1868 - 1942)


Campaign button, 1918-1920, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

JEFFERIS, Albert Webb, a Representative from Nebraska; born near Embreeville, Chester County, Pa., December 7, 1868; attended the public schools in Romansville, Pa., and the State normal school at West Chester; taught school in West Bradford Township three years; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, in 1893; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Omaha, Nebr.; member of various Republican State and county committees; assistant county attorney 1896-1898; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; chairman of the Republican State convention in 1910; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1922; resumed the practice of law; was elected delegate at large to the Republican National Convention in 1924; was manager of the Coolidge-Dawes automobile caravan from Plymouth, Vt., to Bellingham, Wash.; resumed the practice of law in Omaha, Nebr.; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as United States Senator in 1940; died at Omaha, Nebr., on September 14, 1942; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.