Albert W. Jefferis

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Albert W. Jefferis

Albert Webb Jefferis (born December 7, 1868 in Embreeville , Chester County , Pennsylvania , † September 14, 1942 in Omaha , Nebraska ) was an American politician . Between 1919 and 1923 he represented the second constituency of the state of Nebraska in the US House of Representatives .


Albert Jefferis attended the public schools in Romansville and then the State Normal School in West Chester . Jefferis then worked as a teacher for three years before studying law at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor . After his admission to the bar in 1893, he began working in this profession in Omaha.

Jefferis was a member of the Republican Party . He served on the party's executive board in Nebraska, both at the state level and in some counties. Between 1896 and 1898 he was assistant district attorney. In 1908, Jefferis ran unsuccessfully for a seat in Congress . In 1910 he was chairman of the Nebraska Republican Congress.

In 1918 Jefferis was elected to the US House of Representatives. He could beat the incumbent Charles O. Lobeck . After he was confirmed in office in the elections of 1920, he was able to complete two terms in Congress until March 3, 1923. In 1922, he decided not to run again. Instead, he ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the US Senate .

After his tenure in Congress in Washington, DC , Jefferis returned to working as a lawyer in Omaha. In 1924 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland , where President Calvin Coolidge was nominated for a further term. Jefferis supported Coolidge's election campaign and organized a presidential motorcade from Vermont to Washington State . In 1940, Albert Jefferis failed in his party's primary election as he sought nomination for the Senate elections. He died in Omaha two years later.

Web links

  • Albert W. Jefferis in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)