Marion E. Rhodes

Marion Edwards Rhodes ( born January 4, 1868 Glen Allen, Bollinger County, Missouri, † December 25, 1928 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1905 and 1907, and again from 1919 to 1923, he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Marion Rhodes attended the common schools and the Will Mayfield College. He then continued to 1891 continued his education at the State Normal School in Cape Girardeau. He finished his studies in 1893 at the Stansbury College and then worked for some time as a teacher. After a subsequent law degree in 1896 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Potosi to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1896 and 1920 he was a delegate to the regional Republican party days in Missouri. From 1900 to 1904 he served as a prosecutor in Washington County.

In the congressional elections of 1904, he was elected in the 13th electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Edward Robb on March 4, 1905. Since he Democrat Madison R. Smith was defeated in 1906, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress until March 3, 1907. In the years 1908 and 1909 was Rhodes Mayor of Potosi. He also sat from 1908 to 1910 as a deputy in the House of Representatives from Missouri. In 1908 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, at the William Howard Taft was nominated as a presidential candidate. Between 1912 and 1914 he worked in a commission to revise the laws of the state of Missouri.

In the 1918 elections Rhodes was re-elected in the 13th district of his state in Congress, where he replaced Walter Lewis Hensley on March 4, 1919. After a re-election he was able to complete two more 1923 legislative sessions until March 3. During this time, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. It was about the ban on the trade in alcoholic beverages and the nationwide introduction of women's suffrage. Since 1921, Marion Rhodes was the Chairman of the Mining Committee.

In 1922, he lost to J. Scott Wolff. Since 1923 until his death in Marion Rhodes worked as assistant to the Comptroller General for the Government Accounting Office. He died on 25 December 1928 in the German capital Washington.