Herbert Alton Meyer

Herbert Alton Meyer ( born August 30, 1886 in Chillicothe, Ohio; † October 2, 1950 in Bethesda, Maryland ) was an American politician. Between 1947 and 1950 he represented the third electoral district of the state of Kansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Herbert Meyer attended elementary school in Washington DC and then 1900-1904 the Staunton Military Academy in Staunton ( Virginia). Between 1905 and 1908 he studied at the George Washington University in Washington, and then to 1910 at the National University of Jura. This year, he was admitted as a lawyer.

Between 1915 and 1917 he worked for the Ministry of the Interior of the United States. During the First World War, Captain Meyer was in the Air Corps of the U.S. Army. In the years 1919-1937 he was on the board of a company that marketed oil. In 1940 he published the newspaper "Independence Daily Reporter".

Meyer was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1946, he was elected as its candidate in the third district of Kansas in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he became the successor of Thomas Daniel Winter on 3 January 1947. After he was re-elected in 1948, he could remain until his death on October 2, 1950 in Congress. His parliamentary seat then went to Myron V. George.