John Charles Tarsney

John Charles Tarsney ( born November 7, 1845 in Medina, Lenawee County, Michigan, † September 4, 1920 in Kansas City, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1889 and 1896 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Tarsney was the older brother of Congressman Timothy E. Tarsney (1849-1909) of Michigan. He was also a brother of Thomas AE Weadock (1850-1938), who also sat for the State of Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives. Tarsney attended the public schools of his home and then interrupted his training in order to participate in 1862-1865 as a soldier, an infantry unit from Michigan, which was under the Union army in the Civil War. After the war he attended high school in Hudson. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his 1869 was admitted to the bar he began in Hudson to work in this profession. 1872 moved Tarsney to Kansas City in Missouri, where in 1874 and 1875, the legal representatives of this city has been in years.

Politically Tarsney member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1888 he 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 William Warner on March 4, 1889. After two re- election he was able to complete in 1895 three full parliamentary terms in Congress until March 3. It was also confirmed in the elections of 1894 and became effective on March 4, 1895 to a second term. This choice was, however, challenged by his opponent, Republican Robert T. Van Horn. As this was Objection, Tarsney had to cede to Van Horn his mandate on 27 February 1896. From 1891 to 1893 he was chairman of the Committee on Labor Affairs. Tarsney was also known by the Tarsney Act, named after him, the private architects following a tender procedure allowed to plan government buildings.

Between 1896 and 1899 John was Tarsney Supreme Court judge in Oklahoma Territory. Then he returned to Kansas City, where he practiced as a lawyer again. There he is on 4 September 1920, died.