Edgar Raymond Kiess
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Edgar Raymond Kiess
Edgar R. Kiess
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th district

March 4, 1923 - July 20, 1930
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from Pennsylvania's 15th district

March 4, 1913 - March 3, 1923
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Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Personal details
Born(1875-08-26)August 26, 1875
Warrensville, Pennsylvania
DiedJuly 20, 1930(1930-07-20) (aged 54)
Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican

Edgar Raymond Kiess (August 26, 1875 - July 20, 1930) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Edgar R. Kiess was born in Warrensville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Lycoming County Normal School in Muncy, Pennsylvania, in 1892. He taught in the public schools of Lycoming County for two years. He became engaged in the newspaper publishing business in Hughesville, Pennsylvania, in 1894. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1904 to 1910. He was engaged in business in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1910, and served as a trustee of Pennsylvania State College from 1912 to 1930.

Kiess was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served until his death at his summer home at Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania in 1930. He served as chairman of the House Committee on Insular Affairs, which had jurisdiction over United States territories such as Puerto Rico and the Philippines, during the Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses. Interment was at Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport.

See also


  • United States Congress. "Edgar Raymond Kiess (id: K000168)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Edgar Raymond Kiess at The Political Graveyard
  • Edgar Raymond Kiess at Find a Grave

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