Charles Edward Kiefner

Charles Edward Kiefner ( born November 25, 1869 in Perryville, Perry County, Missouri, † December 13, 1942 ) was an American politician. Between 1925 and 1927, and again from 1929 to 1931, he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Kiefner attended the common schools and worked in the timber industry and in road construction. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1900 and 1902 he was mayor of Perryville; 1902 to 1908 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Missouri. In 1912 Kiefner as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago in part, to the President William Howard Taft was nominated for re-election. In the years 1920 to 1924 he was on the staff of Governor Arthur M. Hyde.

In the congressional elections of 1924 Kiefner was in the 13th electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of J. Scott Wolff on March 4, 1925. Since he lost in 1926 against Clyde Williams, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress until March 3, 1927. In the elections of 1928 Kiefner was re-elected in the 13th district of his state in Congress, where he replaced Williams again on March 4, 1929 and completed a further term of office as congressman until March 3, 1931. In 1930 he lost to Williams again.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Charles Kiefner again worked in the timber industry. He also went into the banking industry. He died on December 13, 1942 in Perryville.