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George Arthur Neeley (August 1, 1879 – January 1, 1919) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.

Born in Detroit, Illinois, Neeley attended public schools in Joplin, Missouri and Wellston, Oklahoma. He earned a B.S. from Southwestern Baptist University in Jackson, Tennessee in 1902, and a J.D. from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas in 1904. He was employed for a while as a farmer and a teacher, before becoming a lawyer in private practice. He was an unsuccessful candidate for United States Representative to the 61st Congress in 1910.

Neeley was elected as a Democrat in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edmond H. Madison to the 62nd Congress and to the succeeding Congress (January 9, 1912 - March 3, 1915). He was not a candidate for reelection to the 64th Congress in 1914, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate. He died in Hutchinson, Kansas, and was interred in Oak Park Cemetery, Chandler, Oklahoma.

His daughter was Science Fiction author Margaret St. Clair.


Party political offices
First Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Kansas
(Class 3)

Succeeded by
George H. Hodges
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edmond H. Madison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 7th congressional district

1912 – 1915
Succeeded by
Jouett Shouse

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