LEE, Gordon, (1859 - 1927)


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LEE, Gordon, a Representative from Georgia; born near Ringgold, Catoosa County, Ga., May 29, 1859; attended the common schools; was graduated from Emory College, Oxford, Ga., in 1880; engaged in agricultural pursuits and in manufacturing at Chickamauga, Ga.; member of the State house of representatives in 1894 and 1895; served in the State senate 1902-1904; appointed by Governor Atkinson a member of the State memorial board; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1927); was not a candidate for renomination in 1926; member of the National Forest Reservation Commission created by the act of March 1, 1911; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1924; resumed agricultural pursuits; died at Chickamauga, Ga., November 7, 1927; interment in Chickamauga Cemetery.