James George STRONG, Congress, KS (1870-1938)


STRONG, James George, a Representative from Kansas; born in Dwight, Livingston County, Ill., April 23, 1870; attended the public schools of Dwight, Ill., 1876-1879, the Episcopal Mission of Greenwood Agency, S.Dak., 1879-1880, the public school at St. Marys, Kans., 1882-1887, and Baker University, Baldwin, Kans., 1887-1889; moved to Blue Rapids, Kans., in 1891; engaged in the real estate, loan, and insurance businesses; also studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Blue Rapids; also interested in mercantile and agricultural pursuits; city attorney 1896-1911; organized the Blue Rapids Telephone Co. in 1905; assistant attorney general of Marshall County in 1911 and 1912; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1912 and 1928; organized and developed the Marshall County Power & Light Co. in 1912; member of the school board 1913-1916; prosecuting attorney of Marshall County in 1916 and 1917; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on War Claims (Sixty-eighth through Seventy-first Congresses); unsuccessful for renomination in 1932; appointed first assistant treasurer of the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation in 1933 and served until his death in Washington, D.C., on January 11, 1938; interment in Fairmount Cemetery, Blue Rapids, Kans.

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