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George Arthur Neeley

Politician. Democrat. Born: August 1, 1879, Detroit, Illinois. Died: January 1, 1919, Hutchinson, Kansas. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 7th District: January 9, 1912, to March 3, 1915.

On January 9, 1912, Geoge Neeley, who had been born in Detroit, Pike County, Illinois, on August 1, 1879, won a special election to fill the vacant seat left by the death of E. H. Madison. Neeley had attended public schools in Joplin, Missouri, and Wellston, Oklahoma, and received a bachelor's degree from Southwestern Baptist University, Jackson, Tennessee, in1902. Two years later he earned a J.D. from the University of Kansas and thereafter farmed, taught, and practice law in and near Hutchinson. Neeley, a Democrat, was an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives to in 1910 but won the special election in 1912 and the subsequent general election for a full term in the Sixty-third Congress (served, January 9, 1912- March 3, 1915). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1914, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the U.S. Senate. The former congressman died on January 1, 1919, in Hutchinson.

Entry: Neeley, George Arthur

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Modified: May 2012

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