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  McReynolds, Sam D.
NameSam D. McReynolds
Chattanooga, Tennessee , United States
Born April 16, 1872
DiedJuly 11, 1939 (67 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 01, 2015 04:15pm
InfoSamuel Davis McReynolds was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 3rd congressional district of Tennessee. He was born on a farm near Pikeville, Tennessee in Bledsoe County on April 16, 1872. He attended the rural schools, People's College at Pikeville, Tennessee, and Cumberland University at Lebanon, Tennessee. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1893, and commenced practice at Pikeville.

In 1894 and 1896, he served as assistant district attorney of the sixth judicial circuit court of Tennessee. He moved to Chattanooga in 1896 and continued the practice of law. He was appointed judge of the criminal court for the sixth circuit of Tennessee on April 16, 1903. He was subsequently elected and twice re-elected to the same office. He served until February 1, 1923, when he was resigned, having been elected to Congress.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the eight succeeding Congresses. During the Seventy-second through Seventy-sixth Congresses, he was the chairman of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He served from March 4, 1923 until his death. In 1933, he was a delegate to the International Monetary and Economic Conference at London, England. He died in Washington, D.C. on July 11, 1939. He was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


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