|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from West Virginia's 5th congressional district|
March 4, 1933 – May 8, 1951
|Preceded by||Hugh Ike Shott|
|Succeeded by||Elizabeth Kee|
|Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs|
March 7, 1949 – January 3, 1951
|Preceded by||Sol Bloom|
|Succeeded by||James P. Richards|
|Member of the West Virginia Senate from the 7th district|
|Born||August 22, 1874|
Glenville, West Virginia
|Died||May 8, 1951 (aged 76)|
|Alma mater||Glenville State Normal School|
West Virginia University
He was born in Glenville, West Virginia. He attended Glenville State Normal School and West Virginia University, where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa, and was admitted to the bar in 1897. Kee was a member of the West Virginia Senate 1923–1927 He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives from West Virginia and served from March 4, 1933 until his death, serving the Fifth Congressional District of West Virginia in the 73rd through the 82nd U.S. Congress.
Judge Kee has been in the House for ten years, and, while he has voted steadily for all the President's foreign policies, he is not either a forceful, influential or noticeably active member of the committee.
Kee died of a heart attack in Washington, D.C. on May 8, 1951. His wife, Elizabeth Kee, succeeded him as U.S. Representative after winning a special election to replace him. She served until 1965 when she was succeeded by their son, James Kee, who served until 1973 when the 5th district was abolished.
- Hachey, Thomas E. (Winter 1973–1974). "American Profiles on Capitol Hill: A Confidential Study for the British Foreign Office in 1943" (PDF). Wisconsin Magazine of History. 57 (2): 141–153. JSTOR 4634869. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 21, 2013.
- "Rep. John Kee, Glenville Graduate, Dies Suddenly" (PDF). Glenville Mercury. May 15, 1951.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Hugh Ike Shott
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 5th congressional district
| Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
1949 – 1951
James P. Richards
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