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Frank Hood Lee (March 29, 1873 – November 20, 1952) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Frank Hood Lee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byDistrict dissolved
Personal details
Born(1873-03-29)March 29, 1873
De Soto, Kansas, U.S.
DiedNovember 20, 1952(1952-11-20) (aged 79)
Joplin, Missouri, U.S.
Resting placeOzark Memorial Park
Political partyDemocratic

Born on a farm near De Soto, Kansas, Lee moved to Missouri with his parents (Daniel Marion & Lucy [Howard] Lee, who settled near Virgil City in Vernon County in 1876. He attended the public schools of Virgil City and studied law.

He served as Justice of the Peace in 1894. He was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Joplin, Missouri. He served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives for two terms, 1915-1918.

CongressEdit

Lee was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress and in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress. He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress.

After CongressEdit

He resumed the practice of law until his retirement. He owned and operated The Southwestern, a Jasper County newspaper, and the Jefferson Hotel. He died in Joplin, Missouri on November 20, 1952, and was interred in Ozark Memorial Park.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Frank H. Lee (id: L000191)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
None (New district)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's at-large congressional district

1933-1935
Succeeded by
None (District dissolved)