BLAND, Schuyler Otis

BLAND, Schuyler Otis
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1872–1950

Biography

BLAND, Schuyler Otis, a Representative from Virginia; born near Gloucester, Gloucester County, Va., May 4, 1872; attended the Gloucester Academy, Gloucester, Va.; attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; teacher; lawyer, private practice; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative William A. Jones; reelected to the Sixty-sixth and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (July 2, 1918-February 16, 1950); chair, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries (Seventy-third through Seventy-ninth Congresses and Eighty-first Congress); died on February 16, 1950, in Bethesda, Md.; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Newport News, Va.

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

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External Research Collections

College of William and Mary
Earl Gregg Swem Library

Williamsburg, VA
Papers: ca. 1862-1950, approximately 7,865 items. The papers of Schuyler Otis Bland are chiefly office files and personal correspondence, 1918-1950, of S. O. Bland while serving as member of U. S. Congress from First Virginia District. The collection includes family papers, invitations, photographs and newspaper clippings. Subjects include League of Nations and Prohibition. The papers also contain correspondence and notes on his "Old Churches of Virginia." An inventory is also available in the library.
Papers: ca. 1875-1950, 1 box. The papers document Schuyler Otis Bland's role as a student and faculty member at the College of William and Mary. Includes biographical materials; picture; remarks, list of books owned by Bland and papers concerning two lawsuits: Grand Union Tea Company v. I.C. Lord and George H. Holt and Company v. Norvell L. Henley.
Papers: In the G. Walter Mapp papers, 1895-1939, approximately 9,988 items. Correspondents include S.O. Bland. An inventory is available in the library.
Papers: In the Violet McDougall Pollard papers, ca. 1907-1976, 46 boxes. Correspondents include Schuyler Otis Bland. An inventory is available in the library.
Papers: In the William M. Tuck papers, 1918-1968, approximately 200,000 items. Correspondents include S.O. Bland.

University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Special Collections Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Harry Flood Byrd scrapbooks, 1897-1927, 12 volumes. Persons represented include Schuyler Otis Bland.
Papers: In the John William Flannagan scrapbooks, 1920-1953, 22 volumes. Correspondents include Schuyler O. Bland.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 81st Cong., 2d sess., 1950-1951. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Schuyler Otis Bland, late a Representative from Virginia. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1950.

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