Homer HOCH, Congress, KS (1879-1949)


HOCH, Homer, a Representative from Kansas; born in Marion, Marion County, Kans., July 4, 1879; attended the public schools and was graduated from Baker University, Baldwin, Kans., in 1902; attended George Washington Law School, Washington, D.C., and Washburn Law School, Topeka, Kans., from which he was graduated in 1909; clerk and chief of the Appointment Division, Post Office Department, Washington, D.C., 1903-1905; private secretary to the Governor of Kansas in 1907 and 1908; engaged in the practice of law in Marion, Kans., 1909-1919; editor of the Marion (Kans.) Record; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1928; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; member and chairman of the State Corporation Commission of Kansas 1933-1939; elected a member of the supreme court of Kansas in 1938; reelected in 1944 and served until his death in Topeka, Kans., January 30, 1949; interment in Marion Cemetery, Marion, Kans.

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