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John A. Key

American politician

Died when: 82 years 64 days (986 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn


John A. Key

John Alexander Key (December 30, 1871 – March 4, 1954) was a U.S.Representative from Ohio.Born in Marion, Ohio, Key attended the public schools.

He learned the printer's trade.He was a city letter carrier from 1897 to 1903.He was Recorder of Marion County from 1903 to 1908.

He was Secretary to Representative Carl C.Anderson, of Ohio from 1908 to 1912.Key was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1919).

He served as chairman of the Committee on Pensions (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses).He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress.

He engaged in the petroleum industry.He served as inspector of Federal prisons from 1934 until his retirement in 1941.He died in Marion, Ohio, March 4, 1954.

He was interred in Marion Cemetery.

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