Open main menu

Lamar Jeffers (April 16, 1888 – June 1, 1983) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

Lamar Jeffers
Lamar Jeffers.jpeg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 4th district
In office
June 7, 1921 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byFred Blackmon
Succeeded bySam Hobbs
Personal details
Born(1888-04-16)April 16, 1888
Anniston, Alabama
DiedJune 1, 1983(1983-06-01) (aged 95)
Daytona Beach, Florida
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materAlabama Presbyterian College at Anniston

Born in Anniston, Alabama, Jeffers attended public schools and Alabama Presbyterian College at Anniston.

He served with the Alabama National Guard from 1904 to 1914. He served as clerk of the circuit court of Calhoun County, taking office in January 1917. Jeffers resigned that office in May 1917 and entered the U.S. Army, serving with the Eighty-second Division in France. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by the United States Government. He was promoted to rank of major of infantry.

Jeffers was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Fred L. Blackmon. He was reelected to the Sixty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from June 7, 1921, to January 3, 1935. He served as chairman of the Committee on Civil Service (Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934. Resided in Daytona Beach, Florida, until his death there on June 1, 1983. He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Lamar Jeffers (id: J000068)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Fred L. Blackmon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 4th congressional district

June 7, 1921 – January 3, 1935
Succeeded by
Sam Hobbs

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.