Born at Seven Mile, Ohio, Landis moved with his parents to Logansport, Indiana, in 1875. He attended the public schools. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1895. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice at Logansport, Indiana.
Landis was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress. He returned to Logansport and engaged in writing and lecturing. He was one of the organizers of the Progressive Party in 1912 and temporary chairman of its first State convention in Indiana. He served as a delegate to the National Progressive Convention at Chicago in 1912. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor on the Progressive ticket in 1912. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for Governor on the Republican ticket in 1928. He was an author and lecturer.
Landis was elected to the Seventy-fourth Congress on November 6, 1934, but died in a hospital in Logansport, Indiana, November 15, 1934, before Congress had convened. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery.
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