Clifford R. Hope

Clifford Ragsdale Hope (June 9, 1893 – May 16, 1970) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas, and a member of the Republican Party. Born in Birmingham, Iowa, Hope attended public schools and Nebraska Wesleyan University, in Lincoln, Nebraska. He served during the First World War, as a second lieutenant. He served in the Kansas House of Representatives. He was elected to the Seventieth United States Congress in 1927 and served in Congress through 1957.

Clifford R. Hope
Rep. Clifford R. Hope, Republican of Kansas, Jan. 1940 LCCN2016876975 (cropped).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1927 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byJasper N. Tincher
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1957
Preceded byJohn M. Houston
Succeeded byJames F. Breeding
Personal details
Born(1893-06-09)June 9, 1893
Birmingham, Iowa, U.S.
DiedMay 16, 1970(1970-05-16) (aged 76)
Garden City, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationNebraska Wesleyan University
Washburn Law School
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceSeal of the United States Department of War.png United States Army
Years of service1917–1919
RankUS Army O1 shoulderboard rotated.svg Second Lieutenant
Battles/warsWorld War I

After leaving office, Hope served as President of Great Plains Wheat Inc. of Garden City, Kansas from 1959 to 1963. He died as a result of a stroke on May 16, 1970.[1]


External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Clifford R. Hope (id: H000768)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 7th congressional district

1927 – 1943
District abolished
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 5th congressional district

1943 – 1957
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee
1947 – 1949
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee
1953 – 1955
Succeeded by