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Charles Edward Kiefner (November 25, 1869 – December 13, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born in Perryville, Missouri to German immigrants,[1] Kiefner attended the public schools. He engaged in the retail lumber business and also in road construction. Kiefner served as mayor of Perryville from 1900 to 1902 and was a member of the State house of representatives from 1902 to 1908. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912 and served on the staff of Governor Arthur M. Hyde from 1920 to 1924.

Kiefner was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1925 - March 3, 1927). He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress. He was elected to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929 - March 3, 1931). He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress. He resumed the lumber and banking business in Perryville, Missouri, until his death on December 13, 1942. He was interred in Home Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Charles Edward Kiefner (id: K000167)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ "United States Census, 1880", FamilySearch, retrieved April 8, 2018
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
J. Scott Wolff
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 13th congressional district

1925–1927
Succeeded by
Clyde Williams
Preceded by
Clyde Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 13th congressional district

1929–1931
Succeeded by
Clyde Williams