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Jasper Napoleon Tincher

Politician. Republican. Born: November 2, 1878, Browning, Missouri. Died:  November 6, 1951, Hutchinson, Kansas. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 7th District: March 4, 1919, to March 3, 1927.

First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1918 when he defeated the incumbent Democrat, Jouett Shouse, J. N. Tincher was born near Browning, Sullivan County, Missouri, on November 2,1878, and moved with his parents to Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas, in 1892. He attended the common and high schools, taught school himself at Hardtner, Kans., and worked and studied in a law office; he was admitted to the bar in May 1899 and commenced the practice of law in Medicine Lodge. Tincher was reelected to Congress in 1920, 1922, and 1924 (served, March 4, 1919-March 3, 1927) but was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926, losing the primary contest the Clifford R. Hope, Sr., of Garden City. Subsequently, Tincher moved to Hutchinson, where he practiced law until his death there on November 6, 1951.

Entry: Tincher, Jasper Napoleon

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Modified: May 2012

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