John A. Key

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John Alexander Key
John Alexander Key 1914.jpg
Key in Washington, D.C. in 1914
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Preceded by Carl C. Anderson
Succeeded by Arthur W. Overmyer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1919
Preceded by Frank B. Willis
Succeeded by R. Clint Cole
Personal details
Born (1871-12-30)December 30, 1871
Marion, Ohio
Died March 4, 1954(1954-03-04) (aged 82)
Marion, Ohio
Resting place Marion Cemetery
Political party Democratic

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. Learned the printer's trade. City letter carrier 1897-1903. Recorder of Marion County 1903-1908. 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.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Carl C. Anderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Arthur W. Overmyer
Preceded by
Frank B. Willis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
R. Clint Cole