SHOUSE, Jouett, (1879 - 1968)


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SHOUSE, Jouett, a Representative from Kansas; born in Midway, Woodford County, Ky., December 10, 1879; moved with his parents to Mexico, Mo., in 1892; attended the public schools and the University of Missouri at Columbia; moved to Lexington, Ky., in 1898 and engaged in newspaper work until 1911; moved to Kinsley, Kans., in 1911 and engaged in agricultural pursuits and livestock raising; vice president and treasurer of the Mexican lines of the Kansas, Mexico & Orient Railroad; director of the Kinsley Bank; member of the State senate 1913-1915; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; Assistant Secretary of the Treasury from March 5, 1919, to November 15, 1920; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920, 1924, and 1932; chairman, Democratic National Executive Committee, 1929-1932; engaged in the practice of law in Kansas City, Mo., and Washington, D.C.; in 1953 became chairman of the board of Anton Smit and Co., Inc., of New York; retired in 1965; died in Washington, D.C., June 2, 1968; cremated and interred in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.