Henry L. Jost

Henry Lee Jost ( born December 6, 1873 in New York City; † July 13, 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1923 and 1925 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Jost initially grew up as an orphan in New York. In 1881 he came to Hopkins in Missouri, where he attended the public schools. After a subsequent law degree in 1899 and its recent approval as a lawyer in Kansas City, he began to work in this profession. In 1909 he was one of the legal advisers of this city; 1910-1912 he was there deputy prosecutor.

Politically, Jost member of the Democratic Party. He was one of the followers of Joe Shannon, who led one of two rival party factions in Missouri. Shannon supported political path in the sequence Jost. Between 1912 and 1916 Jost was the successor of Darius A. Brown Mayor of Kansas City. From 1917 to 1936 he held legal lectures at Kansas City School of Law.

In the congressional elections of 1922 Jost was in the fifth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Edgar C. Ellis on March 4, 1923. Since he resigned in 1924 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1925. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Jost practiced as a lawyer again. He also worked to 1936 continues for the Kansas City School of Law. He died on July 13, 1950 in Kansas City.