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LONGWORTH, Nicholas, (nephew of Bellamy Storer), a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 5, 1869; attended the Franklin School in Cincinnati, and was graduated from Harvard University in 1891; spent one year at Harvard Law School and was graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1894; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio; member of the board of education of Cincinnati in 1898; member of the State house of representatives in 1899 and 1900; served in the State senate 1901-1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; elected to the Sixty-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses, but died before the convening of the Seventy-second Congress; served from March 4, 1915, until his death in Aiken, S.C., while on a visit, April 9, 1931; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio; majority leader (Sixty-eighth Congress), Speaker of the House of Representatives (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses).

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Historical Library and Archives

Cincinnati, OH
Papers: 1885; 1900-1931. ca. 200 items. Photographs, including portraits, snapshots, and press images.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1782-1931. 2.4 linear feet. Correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and memorabilia. Finding aid available online and at the repository.
Papers: In Alice Roosevelt Longworth papers, 1888-1942. 3.2 linear feet. Finding aid available online and at the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

De Chambrun, Clara Longworth. The Making of Nicholas Longworth; Annals of an American Family. New York: Ray Long and Richard R. Smith, Inc., 1933. Reprint, Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, [1971].

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