SUMMERS, John William, (1870 - 1937)


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

SUMMERS, John William, a Representative from Washington; born near Valeene, Orange County, Ind., April 29, 1870; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Southern Indiana Normal College at Mitchell, Ind., in 1889 and from the Kentucky School of Medicine at Louisville in 1892; pursued postgraduate studies in the Louisville Medical College and in New York, London, Berlin, and the University of Vienna, Austria; commenced the practice of medicine in Mattoon, Ill.; moved to Walla Walla, Wash., in 1908 and continued the practice of medicine; also engaged in agricultural pursuits and fruit raising; member of the State house of representatives in 1917; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress, and for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress and in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed former pursuits; died in Walla Walla, Wash., on September 25, 1937; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.