MASSINGALE, Samuel Chapman, (1870 - 1941)

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MASSINGALE, Samuel Chapman, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Quitman, Clarke County, Miss., August 2, 1870; attended the public schools and the University of Mississippi at Oxford; moved to Fort Worth, Tex., in 1887 and was employed for a short time as a section hand; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Cordell, Washita County, Okla., in 1900; during the Spanish-American War served as a private in Company D, Second Texas Infantry; member of the Oklahoma Territorial Council in 1902; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 17, 1941; interment in Lawnview Cemetery, Cordell, Okla.