MCREYNOLDS, Samuel Davis

McREYNOLDS, Samuel Davis
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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McREYNOLDS, Samuel Davis, a Representative from Tennessee; born on a farm near Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tenn., April 16, 1872; attended the rural schools, People's College, Pikeville, Tenn., and Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice at Pikeville; served as assistant district attorney of the sixth judicial circuit of Tennessee in 1894 and 1896; moved to Chattanooga in 1896 and continued the practice of law; appointed judge of the criminal court for the sixth circuit of Tennessee on April 16, 1903; subsequently elected and twice reelected to the same office and served until February 1, 1923, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his death; chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Seventy-second through Seventy-sixth Congresses); delegate to the International Monetary and Economic Conference at London, England, in 1933; died in Washington, D.C., July 11, 1939; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection

Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1888-1940. ca. 2 feet including 9 volumes. Scrapbooks, clippings, invitations, speeches, and correspondence relating to his political and judicial careers. Unpublished description in library.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 76th Cong., 3d sess., 1940. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Samuel Davis McReynolds, late a Representative from Tennessee. Seventy-sixth Congress, third session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1941.

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