LEHR, John Camillus, (1878 - 1958)


LEHR, John Camillus, a Representative from Michigan; born in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., November 18, 1878; attended St. Mary’s private school and Monroe High School, graduating from the latter in 1897; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1900; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Monroe, Mich.; moved to Port Huron, Mich., in 1905 and continued the practice of law; returned to Monroe in 1916; served as city attorney 1918-1922 and 1928-1930; member of the board of education of Monroe 1926-1936, and served as vice president 1930-1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; member of Monroe Port Commission 1936-1942; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936; appointed on July 2, 1936, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States attorney for the eastern district of Michigan and served until September 2, 1947, when he resigned to devote his time as head of a fraternal beneficiary association in Detroit, Mich.; died in Monroe, Mich., February 17, 1958; interment in St. Joseph Cemetery.