PETTENGILL, Samuel Barrett, (nephew of William Horace Clagett),
a Representative from Indiana; born in Portland, Oreg., January 19,
1886; in 1892 moved to Vermont with his father, who settled on a farm in
Grafton, Windham County; attended the common schools; was graduated from
Vermont Academy at Saxtons River in 1904, from Middlebury College, Middlebury,
Vt., in 1908, and from the law department of Yale University in 1911; was
admitted to the bar in 1912 and commenced practice in South Bend, Ind.; member
of the board of education of South Bend, 1926-1928; elected as a Democrat to
the Seventy-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4,
1931-January 3, 1939); was not a candidate for renomination in 1938 to the
Seventy-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; newspaper columist
1939-1948; vice president and general counsel of the Transportation Association
of America, 1943-1945; national radio commentator, 1946-1948; attorney for the
Pure Oil Co., Chicago, Ill., 1949-1956; consultant, the Coe Foundation,
1956-1965; resided at his boyhood farm near Grafton, Vt.; died in Springfield,
Vt., March 20, 1974; interment in Grafton Village Cemetery, Grafton, Vt.
BibliographyPettengill, Samuel Barrett.
My Story. Edited by his wife, Helen M. Pettengill. Grafton,
VT.: H.M. Pettengill, 1979.