J. Henry Goeke

John Henry Goeke (* October 28, 1869 in Minster, Ohio, † March 25, 1930 in Lima, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1911 and 1915 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Goeke attended the public schools of his home and then to 1888 Pio Nono College at the St. Francis ( Wisconsin). After a subsequent law studies at the Cincinnati Law School and was admitted as an attorney of his 1891 he started in St. Marys to work in this profession. From 1892 to 1894 Goeke was legal representatives of this city; 1894-1900 he served as a prosecutor in Auglaize County. Since 1900 he lived in Wapakoneta, where he practiced law. He also went into the banking industry and became director of various banks. He was some craft shops also on the board. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party. In 1903, he led the regional Democratic convention in Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1910, Goeke was in the fourth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William E. Tou Velle on March 4, 1911. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1915 two legislative sessions. During his time in Congress, the 16th and the 17th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. In 1914, he was not nominated by his party for re-election.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives to Goeke operated again as a lawyer. In the years 1912, 1920, 1924 and 1928, he participated as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant. In 1921 he moved his residence and his law firm from Wapakoneta to Lima in Allen County. He is also passed on 25 March 1930.