Simeon Davison Fess

Simeon Davison Fess

Allen County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Dec 1936 (aged 75)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Yellow Springs, Greene County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 6774911 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. He graduated from the Ohio Northern University, in 1889 and taught American history at Ohio Northern University, (1889-94). Graduating from the law department of Ohio Northern University, in 1894, he was dean of the law department, (1896-1900), vice president of the university, (1900-02) and lecturer at the University of Chicago, (1902-07). In addition, he was president of Antioch College Ohio, (1907-17) and elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third Congress and to the next four succeeding Congresses, serving (1913-23). In 1923, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving until 1935. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he engaged in literary pursuits until his death at age 75.

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Simeon D. Fess
Scholar - Statesman
Teacher, Ohio Normal University, 1889-1902; President, Antioch College, 1906-1917; Vice President, Ohio Constitutional Convention, 1912; Congressman, 1913-1923; U.S. Senator, 1923-1935. A great teacher and orator whose life and character were a source of inspiration in the lives of thousands. Authority on history and government, leader of his colleagues and confidant of presidents. A genuine patriot whose loyalty and unimpeachable integrity never yielded to expediency or compromised a conviction.


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