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Edgar Raymond Kiess (August 26, 1875 – July 20, 1930) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Edgar R. Kiess
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – July 20, 1930
Preceded byIsaac Clinton Kline
Succeeded byRobert F. Rich
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byWilliam Bauchop Wilson
Succeeded byLouis Thomas McFadden
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1875-08-26)August 26, 1875
Warrensville, Pennsylvania
DiedJuly 20, 1930(1930-07-20) (aged 54)
Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican


Edgar R. Kiess was born in Warrensville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Lycoming County Normal School in Muncy, Pennsylvania, in 1892. He taught in the public schools of Lycoming County for two years. He became engaged in the newspaper publishing business in Hughesville, Pennsylvania, in 1894. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1904 to 1910. He was engaged in business in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1910, and served as a trustee of Pennsylvania State College from 1912 to 1930.

Kiess was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served until his death at his summer home at Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania in 1930. He served as chairman of the House Committee on Insular Affairs, which had jurisdiction over United States territories such as Puerto Rico and the Philippines, during the Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses. Interment was at Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Edgar Raymond Kiess (id: K000168)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Edgar Raymond Kiess at The Political Graveyard
  • Edgar Raymond Kiess at Find a Grave

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William B. Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Louis T. McFadden
Preceded by
I. Clinton Kline
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert F. Rich