Harold Volkmer

Harold Lee Volkmer ( born April 4, 1931 in Jefferson City, Missouri, † April 16, 2011 in Hannibal, Missouri) was an American politician of the Democratic Party and long time member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the state of Missouri.


After attending the Catholic School in Jefferson City, he first went to the Jefferson City Junior College before he graduated from Saint Louis University. A subsequent post-graduate studies in law at the Law School of the University of Missouri at Columbia, he joined in 1955 with a Bachelor of Laws ( LL.B. ) from. Shortly after his subsequent admission to a lawyer, he became assistant to the Attorney General of Missouri, before to 1957 he performed his military service in the U.S. Army from 1955. After completing his military service, Volkmer settled as a lawyer in Hannibal and was 1960-1966 Attorney ( Prosecuting Attorney ) in Marion County.

Subsequently, he began his political career for the Democratic Party and was initially 1967 to 1976 deputy in the House of Representatives from Missouri. After that, he was first elected in 1976 in the U.S. House of Representatives and represented in this between January 3, 1977 and January 3, 1997, the interests of the ninth congressional district of Missouri. During his many years of affiliation Congress, he served as a member of the Department of Justice and the Committee on Agriculture, and the temporary chairman of that subcommittee on small farms and forests (U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Small Farms and Forests).

In the congressional elections of 1996, losses incurred Volkmer, who was not only a member of the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association, but is also engaged in the Lions Club of Hannibal and the Knights of Columbus, a defeat against his Republican challenger Kenny Hulshof and had from the U.S. House of Representatives resign.