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Ulysses Samuel Guyer

Politician. Republican. Born: December 13, 1868, Pawpaw, Illinois. Died: June 5, 1943. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District: November 4, 1924, to March 3, 1925.

Congressman U. S. Guyer was born near Pawpaw, Lee County, Illinois, on December 13, 1868, attended the public schools, and then Lane University at Lecompton, Kansas, and the University of Kansas School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in 1902, commenced practice in Kansas City, Kansas, and served as judge of the first division city court of Kansas City, 1907-1909, and mayor of Kansas City, 1909-1910, before his election to the U.S. Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward C. Little. But Guyer, who served only from November 4, 1924, to March 3, 1925, did not stand for election for the full term, and instead he resumed the practice of law in Kansas City. Guyer was again elected to Congress in 1926, however, and this time served from March 4, 1927, until his death on June 5, 1943.

Entry: Guyer, Ulysses Samuel

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: May 2012

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