McCANDLESS, Lincoln Loy, (1859 - 1940)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

McCANDLESS, Lincoln Loy, a Delegate from the Territory of Hawaii; born in Indiana, Indiana County, Pa., September 18, 1859; moved to Volcano, Wood County, W.Va., with his parents in 1867; attended the public schools in Volcano, W.Va.; engaged in the oil and mining business in West Virginia and in Leadville, Colo.; moved to Hawaii in 1882, settled in Honolulu, and engaged in the drilling of artesian wells; also engaged in cattle ranching in 1887; served in the legislature of the Republic of Hawaii as a representative 1898-1900 and in the legislature of the Territory of Hawaii as a senator 1902-1906; unsuccessful candidate for election as a Delegate to the United States Congress on numerous occasions; elected as a Democrat a Delegate to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits in Honolulu, Hawaii; also engaged in the building of roads and sewers and in the operation of his large plantations; died in Honolulu, Hawaii, October 5, 1940; the remains were cremated and interred in Nuuanu Cemetery.