McCLINTIC, James Vernon, (1878 - 1948)


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McCLINTIC, James Vernon, a Representative from Oklahoma; born near Bremond, Robertson County, Tex., September 8, 1878; moved with his parents to Groesbeck, Limestone County, Tex., in 1880; attended the public schools, and Add-Ran University (now Texas Christian University), Fort Worth, Tex.; accepted a position with a wholesale dry-goods company at St. Louis, Mo., in 1901; traveling salesman in 1902; moved to Oklahoma Territory and engaged in mercantile pursuits at Snyder; homesteaded a farm in Texas County; city clerk of Snyder, Kiowa County, Okla., in 1908; clerk of Kiowa County in 1909; member of the State house of representatives in 1911; served in the State senate in 1913 and 1914; studied law at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; was admitted to the bar in 1928 and licensed to practice in all the courts of Oklahoma; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-January 3, 1935); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Sixty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934; executive assistant to the Governor of Oklahoma 1935-1940; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1941 to fill a vacancy in the Seventy-seventh Congress; administrative assistant in the District of Columbia Department of Vehicles and Traffic in 1940 and 1941; special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior 1941-1944; member of the Readjustment Division of the War Department in 1944 and 1945; resumed the practice of law; died April 22, 1948, on a train in the vicinity of Chicago, Ill.; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.