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KEE, John, (husband of Maude Elizabeth Kee and father of James Kee),
a Representative from West Virginia; born in Glenville, Gilmer
County, W.Va., August 22, 1874; attended the public schools, Glenville (W.Va.)
State Normal School, and West Virginia University at Morgantown; studied law;
was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Glenville, W.Va.;
with South Penn Oil Co. 1900-1902; served as counsel for the Virginia Railway
Co. 1902-1910; moved to Bluefield, Mercer County, W.Va., in 1910 and continued
the practice of law; engaged in special legal work in Mexico 1916-1918;
returned to Bluefield, W.Va., in 1918 and resumed the practice of law; member
of the West Virginia state senate 1923-1927; elected as a Democrat to the
Seventy-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served until his death
on May 8, 1951 (March 4, 1933-May 8, 1951); chairman, Committee on Foreign
Affairs (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses); died on May 8, 1951, in
Washington, D.C.; interment in Monte Vista Cemetery, Bluefield, W.Va.
BibliographyHardin, William H. John Kee and the Point Four Compromise.
West Virginia History 41 (Fall 1979): 40-56.