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John T. Buckbee

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John T. Buckbee
Frontispiece of 1938's John Theodore Buckbee, Late a Representative
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1927 – April 23, 1936
Preceded byCharles E. Fuller
Succeeded byNoah M. Mason
Personal details
John Theodore Buckbee

August 1, 1871
near Rockford, Illinois, USA
DiedApril 23, 1936(1936-04-23) (aged 64)
Rockford, Illinois, USA
Resting placeGreenwood Cemetery in Rockford, Illinois
Political partyRepublican
OccupationPresident, family-owned seed business

John Theodore Buckbee (August 1, 1871 – April 23, 1936) was an American farmer, businessman, and politician who served five terms as a U.S. Representative from Illinois from 1927 until his death in 1936.

Early life and education

Born on a farm near Rockford, Illinois, Buckbee attended the public schools of Rockford. He studied agriculture and horticulture in Austria, France, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, and Great Britain.


He served as president of H.W. Buckbee Seeds, which was established in 1871 by his brother, Hiram W. Buckbee, in Rockford, Illinois.


Buckbee was elected as a Republican to the Seventieth and to the four succeeding Congresses. He served from March 4, 1927, until his death in Rockford, Illinois, April 23, 1936.

He was not a candidate for renomination in 1936.

Death and burial

He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery in Rockford, Illinois.

See also


  • United States Congress. "John T. Buckbee (id: B001020)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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