John Welborn (representative)

John Welborn (* November 20, 1857 at Aullville, Lafayette County, Missouri, † October 27, 1907 in Lexington, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1905 and 1907 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Welborn attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law in Warrensburg and his 1880 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working in Lexington in this profession. In 1890 and 1891 he was town clerk ( City Recorder) in this city. In addition, he served from 1896 for a few years as mayor.

Politically, Welborn member of the Republican Party. In 1900 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, was nominated to the President William McKinley for re-election. In the congressional elections of 1904 he was in the seventh election district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Courtney W. Hamlin took on 4 March 1905 that he had beaten in the election. Since he lost in 1906 against Hamlin, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1907.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives John Welborn practiced as a lawyer again. He died in the year of his retirement from Congress, October 27, 1907 in Lexington, where he was also buried.