John Plank Tracey

John Plank Tracey ( born September 18, 1836 Wayne County, Ohio; † July 24, 1910 in Springfield, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1897 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Tracey attended public schools in Ohio and Indiana. Then he taught himself as a teacher, while he studied law. In 1858 he came to Missouri. During the Civil War he served 1862-1865 in the army of the Union, in which he advanced from simple soldiers to lieutenant. In April 1865 he was lieutenant colonel of the state militia of Missouri. After his took place in May 1865 admitted to the bar he began in Stockton to work in this profession. Since 1874 Tracey lived in Springfield, where he was also active as a journalist. In 1878 he ran unsuccessfully for the post of railway officer of his state. From 1890 to 1894 he was U.S. Marshal for the western part of the State of Missouri.

Politically, Tracey member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1894 he was in the seventh election district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat John T. Heard on March 4, 1895. Since he lost in 1896 against James Cooney, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1897.

In the years 1903 and 1904 Tracey was sitting as a deputy in the House of Representatives from Missouri. Since 1909, he led the Soldiers' Home in St. James. He was also involved in Springfield in the newspaper business. There he is on July 24, 1910 and passed away.