PEPPER, Irvin St. Clair, (1876 - 1913)


Campaign button, 1910-1912, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

PEPPER, Irvin St. Clair, a Representative from Iowa; born in Davis County, Iowa, June 10, 1876; attended the public schools; was graduated from Southern Iowa Normal School at Bloomfield in 1897; principal of the Atalissa High School and of the Washington School at Muscatine; secretary for Congressman Martin J. Wade of Iowa 1903-1905; graduated from the law department of George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1905; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Muscatine, Iowa; served as prosecuting attorney of Muscatine County 1906-1910; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1911, until his death in Clinton County, Iowa, December 22, 1913; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Sixty-third Congress); interment in Shaul Cemetery, near Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa.