Gordon Lee (congressman)

Gordon Lee ( * May 29, 1859 in Ringgold, Catoosa County, Georgia, † November 7, 1927 in Chickamauga, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1905 and 1927 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Gordon Lee attended the common schools and then studied until 1880 at Emory College in Oxford. He then worked in Chickamauga in agriculture and crafts. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1894 and 1895 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia; 1902 to 1904 he was a member of the State Senate. He was also a member of the monument committee of the State of Georgia ( Memorial Board).

In the congressional elections of 1904, Lee was in the seventh constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John W. Maddox on March 4, 1905. After ten re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1927 eleven consecutive legislative periods. In this time were, among others, the First World War and the adoption of the 16th, 17th, 18th and the 19th Amendment. Lee was a member of the Commission created in 1911 for the conservation of forests ( National Forest Reservation Commission). In 1924 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in New York, was nominated for the John W. Davis as a presidential candidate.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives in March 1927 Gordon Lee worked again in agriculture. He already died on 7 November of the same year in Chickamauga, where he was also buried.