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James Edmund Jeffries

James Edmund Jeffries (June 1, 1925 – August 22, 1997) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas from 1979 to 1983.[1]

James Edmund Jeffries
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1983
Preceded byMartha Keys
Succeeded byJim Slattery
Personal details
Born(1925-06-01)June 1, 1925
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
DiedAugust 22, 1997(1997-08-22) (aged 72)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceAtchison, Kansas
Alma materMichigan State University

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Jeffries attended the public schools. He graduated from Cranbrook School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1943. He attended Michigan State University, Lansing, 1947. He served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945. and was an investment counselor and corporate director from 1956 to 1979. He served as a delegate to the Kansas State Republican convention, 1978.

Jeffries was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the Ninety-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1983). He was a conservative. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1982 to the Ninety-eighth Congress and was a resident of Atchison, Kansas until he retired to Tucson, Arizona, where he died.



  • United States Congress. "James Edmund Jeffries (id: J000074)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Martha Keys
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 2nd congressional district

1979 - 1983
Succeeded by
Jim Slattery

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