KEE, James

1917–1989

Biography

KEE, James, (son of John Kee and Maude Elizabeth Kee), a Representative from West Virginia; born in Bluefield, Mercer County, W.Va., April 15, 1917; educated in the public schools and Sacred Heart School in Bluefield, Greenbrier Military School, Southeastern University School of Law, and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University; assistant to the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, 1936-1940; housing adviser to the United States Housing Authority, 1940-1942; served in the United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946; career foreign service staff officer of the United States Department of State with domestic and foreign duties, 1949-1952; administrative assistant to Congresswoman Elizabeth Kee, January 1953-January 1965; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1973); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; was a resident of Fayetteville, W.Va., until his death in Montgomery, W.Va., on March 11, 1989; interment in Monte Vista Cemetery, Bluefield, W.Va.

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

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External Research Collections

West Virginia University Library

Morgantown, WV
Papers: 1965-1966, 5 feet. Congressional papers and correspondence. Finding aid in repository.
Papers: In the correspondence of James and Elizabeth Kee, 1963-1966, 13 feet. Correspondence between Elizabeth Kee and her son James regarding welfare cases, Social Security, and veterans' problems.
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