KEMP, Bolivar Edwards, (1871 - 1933)


69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

KEMP, Bolivar Edwards, a Representative from Louisiana; born on the Kemp homestead near Amite, St. Helena Parish, La., December 28, 1871; was privately tutored and also attended the public schools of Amite, La., and the University of Louisiana at Baton Rouge; was graduated in law from Tulane University at New Orleans in 1897; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice at Amite, La.; was active in the development of agricultural and trucking industries and also interested in banking; member of the board of supervisors of the University of Louisiana since 1910; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1925, until his death in Amite, La., on June 19, 1933; chairman, Committee on Territories (Seventy-third Congress); interment in Amite Cemetery.