MCCALL, Samuel Walker

McCALL, Samuel Walker
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1851–1923

Biography

McCALL, Samuel Walker, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in East Providence, Bedford County, Pa., February 28, 1851; spent his early life in Illinois; attended the Mount Carroll (Ill.) Seminary; was graduated from New Hampton (N.H.) Academy in 1870 and from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1874; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1875 and practiced in Worcester, Mass., and later in Boston, Mass.; editor of the Boston Daily Advertiser; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1888, 1889, and 1892; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1888, 1900, and 1916; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on Elections No. 3 (Fifty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1912; resumed the practice of law in Boston; Governor of Massachusetts 1916-1918; engaged in literary pursuits; died in Winchester, Mass., November 4, 1923; interment in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: January 16 and 23, 1902; March 27, 1911. 3 letters. Finding aid in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Evans, Lawrence B. Samuel W. McCall, Governor of Massachusetts. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1916.

Massachusetts. Governor, 1916-1918 (Samuel W. McCall). Messages to the General Court, official addresses, proclamations and state papers of His Excellency Governor Samuel Walker McCall for the years nineteen hundred and sixteen, nineteen hundred and seventeen and nineteen hundred and eighteen. Comp. by Henry F. Long, private secretary to His Excellency Governor Samuel W. McCall. Pub. by orders of the Council dated May first and November twentieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen. [Boston?: 1919?]

McCall, Samuel Walker. The American Constitution, a speech delivered by Hon. Samuel W. McCall of Massachusetts, at Jamestown, on September 17, 1907, on the occasion of the one hundred and twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the National Constitution by the Convention of 1787. [Boston: N.p., 1907].

___. The Business of Congress. New York: Columbia University Press, 1911.

___. The liberty of citizenship. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1915.

___. Maintain the civil-service law. Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1898.

___. The scholar in politics a conservative. Address by the Honorable Samuel W. McCall, delivered before the Delta Chapter of Massachusetts, Phi Beta Kappa, June 16, 1903. Boston, MA: The Tufts College Press, 1903.

___. Thaddeus Stevens. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, ca.1908.

___. Thomas Bracket Reed. Portland, ME: N.p., ca. 1911.

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