Milton A. Romjue

Milton Andrew Romjue ( born December 5, 1874 in Love Lake, Macon County, Missouri, † January 23, 1968 in Macon, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1917 and 1943 he represented two times the state of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Milton Romjue attended the public schools of his home including the Kirksville State Normal School. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia and his 1904 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working in Macon in this profession. Between 1904 and 1905 he was the legal representative of the community Higbee; 1907-1915 worked as Romjue restructuring judge in Macon County. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1920 and 1940 he took part in the regional party conferences in Missouri as a delegate. In 1928 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Houston, on the Al Smith was nominated as a presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1916 was Romjue in the first electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Tilghman Lloyd on March 4, 1917. After a re-election he was able to initially complete two terms in Congress until March 3, 1921. In this time of the First World War fell. In the years 1919 and 1920, 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.

In 1920, Milton Romjue defeated Republican Frank C. Millspaugh. In the elections of 1922 he was again elected to Congress, where he was able to complete 1943 ten other legislative periods between 4 March 1923 and January 3. From 1939 to 1943 he was chairman of the Postal Committee. In the 1930s, most of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Congress. Since December 7, 1941, the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the work of the Congress of the events of the Second World War was marked.

1942 Romjue was not re-elected. In the following years he practiced as a lawyer again. He has also worked in agriculture and especially in the livestock sector. Milton Romjue died on January 23, 1968 in Macon, where he was also buried.