Guy Tresillian HELVERING, Congress, KS (1878-1946)


HELVERING, Guy Tresillian, a Representative from Kansas; born in Felicity, Clermont County, Ohio, January 10, 1878; moved to Kansas in 1887 with his parents, who settled in Beattie, Marshall County; attended the public schools; during the Spanish-American War enlisted as a corporal in Company M, Twenty-second Regiment, Kansas Infantry, and served from May 12 to November 3, 1898; attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1906; was admitted to the bar in the same year and commenced practice in Marysville, Kans.; prosecuting attorney of Marshall County 1907-1911; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; moved to Salina, Saline County, Kans., and became engaged in banking; Democratic State chairman 1930-1934; mayor of Salina, Kans., from February 15, 1926, until his resignation on December 8, 1930; State highway director in 1931 and 1932; appointed Commissioner of Internal Revenue by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 and served until his appointment as a Federal district judge for Kansas in 1943, in which capacity he was serving at the time of his death in Washington, D.C., on July 4, 1946; interment in Marysville Cemetery, Marysville, Kans.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present