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LONGWORTH, Nicholas, (1869 - 1931)

Oil on canvas, Robert Doblhoff, 1930, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

LONGWORTH, Nicholas, (nephew of Bellamy Storer), a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 5, 1869; attended the Franklin School in Cincinnati, and was graduated from Harvard University in 1891; spent one year at Harvard Law School and was graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1894; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio; member of the board of education of Cincinnati in 1898; 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); died in Aiken, S.C., while on a visit, April 9, 1931; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.


De Chambrun, Clara Longworth. The Making of Nicholas Longworth; Annals of an American Family. New York: Ray Long and Richard R. Smith, Inc., 1933. Reprint, Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, [1971].