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Nicholas Longworth

Congressman

Nicholas Longworth IV (November 5, 1869 – April 9, 1931) was a prominent American politician in the Republican Party during the first few decades of the 20th century. He served as House Majority Leader from 1923 to 1925 and subsequently as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1925 to 1931.

Background

LONGWORTH, Nicholas was born on November 5, 1869 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Education

In Harvard College he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon (Alpha chapter) and the Porcellian Club. He was a talented, but not necessarily an industrious student; one friend wrote about him: “His good head made it easy for him to get perfectly respectable marks without doing much of any work.

Career

O. House of Representative, 1899; Senate, 1901; elected Member 58-62, 64-71 Congresses; elected Speaker, 69- 71 Congresses. Republ

Achievements

  • In 1902 he was instrumental in writing and passing the Longworth Act, a bill regulating the issuance of municipal bonds, which has been labeled "one of the most successful laws in Ohio's history

Politics

Member of the State house of representatives in 1899 and 1900; served in the State senate 1901-1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; elected to the Sixty-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his death; majority leader (Sixty-eighth Congress), Speaker of the House of Representatives (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses);

Membership

  • Republican Party , the United States of America