John W. Summers

John William Summers ( born April 29, 1870 Valeene, Orange County, Indiana; † September 25, 1937 in Walla Walla, Washington ) was an American politician. Between 1919 and 1933 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Summers attended the public schools of his home and then to 1889 the Southern Indiana Normal College in Mitchell. Then he studied until 1892, at the Kentucky School of Medicine in Louisville medicine. Later he completed his medical knowledge at the universities in New York City, London, Berlin and Vienna. After qualifying as a doctor he began to work in his new profession, first in Mattoon (Illinois ). In 1908 he moved his practice and to Walla Walla in Washington State. He was also in agriculture, and especially in the field of fruit-growing, active.

Politically Summers was a member of the Republican Party. In 1917 he managed to move into the House of Representatives from Washington. In the congressional elections of 1918 he was in the fourth electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on March 4, 1919, the successor of William La Follette. After six re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1933 seven contiguous legislatures. During this time, the 18th, the 19th and the 20th Amendment to the Constitution were adopted.

In the 1932 elections, John Summers was defeated by Democrats Knute Hill, against whom he unsuccessfully took in the years 1934 and 1936. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives sat Summers continued his earlier activities. He died on September 25, 1937 in Walla Walla and was also buried there.