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 Nicholas Longworth, III

Nicholas Longworth, III

Birth
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Death 9 Apr 1931 (aged 61)
Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 24, Lot 1, Grave 44
Memorial ID 4586 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, Speaker of the House. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a member of prominent and wealthy family. After graduating from Harvard University in 1891, he completed his law studies at the Cincinnati Law School in 1894 and engaged in law practice in Hamilton County, Ohio. He became a member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1899, and the Ohio State Senate from 1901 to 1903. He was elected as a Republican to represent Ohio's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives and served from 1903 to 1913. He left the Republican Party to set up a third party, the Progressives, and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912. He returned to the Republican Party and was successfully elected to Congress again in 1914, and served until 1931. Longworth was the Republican Majority Leader from 1923 to 1925 and the Speaker of the House from 1925 to 1931. While a member of Congress, he became very popular with delegates from both parties, and was known for his work concerning public affairs, as a supporter of veterans' bills, and a proponent for major tax reductions. He was also renowned as a talented amateur violinist. He died from pneumonia while visiting South Carolina in 1931 when he was 61 years old. He was the great-grandson of Nicholas Longworth I, a millionaire who was known as the "Father of the American Wine Industry". He became the son-in-law of President Theodore Roosevelt when he married Alice Roosevelt in 1906, and was also the nephew of former Cincinnati Mayor, Bellamy Storer. Longworth House Office Building, used by the United States Congress, was renamed for him in 1962. Cause of death was pneumonia.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nicholas Longworth, III (5 Nov 1869–9 Apr 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4586, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .