STUDLEY, Elmer Ebenezer, (1869 - 1942)


STUDLEY, Elmer Ebenezer, a Representative from New York; born on a farm near East Ashford, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., September 24, 1869; attended the district schools; was graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1894; reporter on Buffalo newspapers in 1894 and 1895; commissioned as a first lieutenant in the Two Hundred and Second Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, serving in Cuba in 1898 and 1899; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and practiced in Buffalo, N.Y., 1895-1898; moved to Raton, Colfax County, N.Mex., in 1899 and practiced law until 1917; served as a Republican in the Territorial house of representatives in 1907; member of the New Mexico Statutory Revision Commission in 1907; district attorney of Colfax and Union Counties, N.Mex., in 1909 and 1910; delegate to the Progressive National Convention at Chicago in 1916; moved to New York City in 1917 and continued the practice of law; deputy attorney general of New York in 1924; United States commissioner for the eastern district of New York in 1925 and 1926; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934; resumed the practice of law; appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in February 1935 as a member of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals and served until his death in Flushing, Long Island, N.Y., on September 6, 1942; interment in Flushing Cemetery.