Joe J. Manlove

Joe Jonathan Manlove ( born October 1, 1876 at Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, † 31 January 1956 in Joplin, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1923 and 1933 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joe Manlove attended the common schools and the Presbyterian Academy in Mount Vernon. After a subsequent law degree in 1897 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Mount Vernon to work in this profession. He also worked in agriculture, especially here in livestock. Manlove was also interested in the development of infrastructure in the southwestern Missouri. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In the years 1914 and 1916, he ran unsuccessfully for Congress in each case yet.

In the congressional elections of 1922 was Manlove but then in the 15th Election District of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Isaac V. McPherson on March 4, 1923. After four elections he could pass in Congress until March 3, 1933 five legislative sessions. Since 1929 the work of the Congress was determined by the events of the Great Depression. 1932, the 15th legislative district was dissolved. Manlove unsuccessfully sought re-election in another district. Two years later, he strove equally unsuccessful at his party's nomination for the upcoming congressional elections.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Joe Manlove worked in Joplin as a lawyer and in the real estate industry. In 1943 he was part of a commission for the revision of the Constitution of Missouri. He died on January 31, 1956 in Joplin, where he was also buried.