Robert Emmett Lee

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Robert E. Lee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1915
Preceded by Alfred B. Garner
Succeeded by Robert D. Heaton
Personal details
Born (1868-10-12)October 12, 1868
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Died November 19, 1916(1916-11-19) (aged 48)
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic

Robert Emmett Lee (October 12, 1868 – November 19, 1916) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

Robert E. Lee was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He was apprenticed to the blacksmith's trade, engaged in mercantile pursuits in Pottsville. He served as Schuylkill County treasurer in 1905, and was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1908.

Lee was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses. He served as Chairman of the United States House Committee on Mileage during the Sixty-second Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914. He resumed his former business activities in Pottsville. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1916.

He died in Pottsville, aged 48, and is buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alfred B. Garner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

1911–1915
Succeeded by
Robert D. Heaton