Henry VOLLMER, Congress, IA (1867-1930)


VOLLMER, Henry, a Representative from Iowa; born in Davenport, Iowa, July 28, 1867; attended the public and high schools of Davenport; distributing clerk of the Fiftieth Congress in 1887 and 1888; studied law at the University of Iowa at Iowa City and Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Davenport, Iowa; member of the board of aldermen of Davenport in 1889; served as mayor of Davenport from 1893 to 1897; member of the board of education 1898-1901; corporation counsel in 1913 and 1914; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Irvin S. Pepper and served from February 10, 1914, to March 3, 1915; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Piedmont, Calif., August 25, 1930; the remains were cremated and the ashes placed in a crypt in the California Crematorium.

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