Frank H. Lee

Frank Hood Lee ( * March 29, 1873 in De Soto, Johnson County, Kansas, † November 20, 1952 in Joplin, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1933 and 1935 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1876, Frank Lee's parents moved with her son in the near Virgil City, Missouri, where he later attended the public schools. In 1894 he was there also Justice of the Peace. After a subsequent law degree in 1904 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Joplin to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1915 and 1918 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Missouri.

In the years 1922 and 1930, Lee ran respectively still unsuccessfully for Congress. In the 1932 elections, he was then but in the tenth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Henry F. Niedringhaus on March 4, 1933. Since he has not been confirmed in 1934, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1935. This was shortened by two months because it was brought forward by the 20th Amendment, the beginning of a legislative period from March to January. This amendment came into force in January 1935. During Lee's time as a congressman was repealed by the 21st Amendment to the Constitution of the 18th Amendment in 1919 again. It was about the ban on the trade in alcoholic beverages.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Frank Lee practiced as a lawyer again. He also led his own newspaper in Jasper County and was owner of a hotel. He died on November 20, 1952 in Joplin.