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Lee E. Geyer

Lee Edward Geyer (September 9, 1888 - October 11, 1941) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Born in Wetmore, Kansas, Geyer attended the public schools. He was graduated from Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, in 1922 and afterwards did post-graduate work at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Southern California at Los Angeles. He was a teacher in the rural schools in Nemaha County, Kansas from 1908 to 1912 and principal of Hamlin (Kansas) High School between 1916-1918. During the First World War served as a private in the Third Company, First Battalion, Central Officers' Training School, Camp Grant, Illinois. He was a teacher and administrator in high schools in Kansas, Arizona and California from 1919 to 1938. He served as member of the State Assembly from 1935-1936. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress.

Geyer was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death. He authored the first anti-poll tax legislation which had not passed at the time of his death but was continued by others to become the 24th Amendment to the US Constitution. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1940. He died in Washington, D.C., October 11, 1941. He was interred in Wetmore Cemetery, Wetmore, Kansas.



Preceded by
Charles J. Colden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 17th congressional district

Succeeded by
Cecil R. King

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