|Member of the |
U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 5th district
January 3, 1965 –January 3, 1973
|Preceded by||Elizabeth Kee|
|Succeeded by||District eliminated|
|Born||April 15, 1917|
Bluefield, West Virginia
|Died|| March 11, 1989 71) (aged|
Montgomery, West Virginia
|Spouse(s)||Helen Lee Chapman|
|Alma mater||Georgetown University|
James Kee (April 15, 1917 – March 11, 1989) was a U.S. Democratic politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from West Virginia
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Kee was born in Bluefield, West Virginia. He was the son of John Kee, who represented the Bluefield-based 5th District from 1933 until his death in 1951, and Elizabeth Kee, who succeeded her husband in Congress and served from 1951 until 1965. James Kee served as his mother's administrative assistant from 1953 to 1965. When his mother decided not to run for re-election in 1964, he ran for his mother's old seat and won, serving in the 89th through the 92nd U.S. Congress from January 3, 1965 to January 3, 1973.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from West Virginia's 5th congressional district
|89th||Senate: J. Randolph • R. Byrd||House: H. Staggers Sr. • A. Moore Jr. • K. Hechler • J. Slack Jr. • J. Kee|
|90th||Senate: J. Randolph • R. Byrd||House: H. Staggers Sr. • A. Moore Jr. • K. Hechler • J. Slack Jr. • J. Kee|
|91st||Senate: J. Randolph • R. Byrd||House: H. Staggers Sr. • K. Hechler • J. Slack Jr. • J. Kee • B. Mollohan|
|92nd||Senate: J. Randolph • R. Byrd||House: H. Staggers Sr. • K. Hechler • J. Slack Jr. • J. Kee • B. Mollohan|
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