Cleveland A. Newton

Cleveland Alexander Newton ( born September 3, 1873 Wright County, Missouri, † September 17, 1945 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1919 and 1927 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Cleveland Newton attended the common schools and the Drury College in Springfield. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia and his 1902 was admitted to the bar he began in Hartsville to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1902 and 1906 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Missouri. Between 1905 and 1911 he served as Deputy Attorney General in various districts of his state. In the years 1911 and 1912 he worked as a Special Assistant to the U.S. Department of Justice. Then he continued his work as a private lawyer.

In the congressional elections of 1918, Newton was elected the tenth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Frederick Food on March 4, 1919. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1927 four legislative sessions. In the years 1919 and 1920, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. It was about the ban on the trade in alcoholic beverages and the nationwide introduction of women's suffrage.

In 1926, Newton renounced a new Congress candidacy. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced law in St. Louis and Washington. In 1934, he unsuccessfully sought his return to Congress. From 1928 to 1943 Newton was legal adviser of the Mississippi Valley Association. He died on 17 September 1945 in the German capital Washington and was buried in St. Louis.