Guy T. Helvering
Guy Tresillian Helvering (January 10, 1878 – July 4, 1946) was an American politician. He was a U.S. Representative from Kansas, and later served as the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and as a federal district court judge.
Born in Felicity, Ohio, Helvering moved to Kansas in 1887 with his parents. The family settled in Beattie, Marshall County, where Helvering attended the public schools. During the Spanish–American War, he enlisted as a corporal in Company M, Twenty-second Regiment, Kansas Infantry, and served from May 12 to November 3, 1898.
After the war, Helvering attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence, and later graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1906. While attending law school, he played as a reserve on the 1905 Michigan Wolverines football team. He was admitted to the bar in the same year and commenced practice in Marysville, Kansas.
Election to Congress
Helvering was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1919). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress.
He moved to Salina, Kansas, and became engaged in banking. He served as mayor of Salina, Kansas, from February 15, 1926, until his resignation on December 8, 1930. He served as chairman of the Kansas Democratic Party from 1930–1934, and as state highway director in 1931 and 1932.
Helvering was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on September 14, 1943, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas vacated by Richard J. Hopkins. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 28, 1943, and received commission on October 11, 1943. He served as a federal judge until his death in Washington, D.C., on July 4, 1946. He died in Washington, D.C. and was interred in Marysville Cemetery, Marysville, Kansas.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
- United States Congress. “Guy T. Helvering (id: H000466)”. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Guy Tresillian Helvering at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Rollin R. Rees
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas’s 5th congressional district
James G. Strong
Richard Joseph Hopkins
| Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas