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  Sutherland, Howard
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NameHoward Sutherland
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Elkins, West Virginia , United States
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Born September 08, 1865
DiedMarch 12, 1950 (84 years)
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Mar 31, 2015 08:47pm
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InfoRepresentative and a Senator from West Virginia; born near Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Mo., September 8, 1865; attended the public schools of the county and the city of St. Louis; graduated from Westminster College, Fulton, Mo., in 1889; edited a daily and weekly newspaper at Fulton; moved to Washington, D.C., in 1890; employed in the Census Office; studied law at Columbian (now George Washington) University, Washington, D.C.; moved to Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va., in 1893; engaged in the coal and railroad business and later in the coal and timberland business; member, State senate 1908-1912; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1917); did not seek renomination in 1916, having become a candidate for Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1916 and served from March 4, 1917, to March 3, 1923; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922; chairman, Committee on the Census (Sixty-sixth Congress), Committee on Enrolled Bills (Sixty-seventh Congress); resumed his former business activities in Elkins, W.Va.; vice president of the West Virginia Board of Trade; chairman of the West Virginia Good Roads Commission; member of the board of trustees of Davis and Elkins Presbyterian College; appointed Alien Property Custodian by President Calvin Coolidge 1925-1933, when he resigned and retired from public life; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death March 12, 1950; interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Elkins, W.Va.


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  11/07/1922 WV US Senate Lost 47.59% (-3.55%)
  06/12/1920 US President - R Convention Lost 0.99% (-36.41%)
  06/01/1920 US President - R Primaries Lost 1.06% (-29.24%)
  05/25/1920 WV US President - R Primary Won 55.82% (+11.71%)
  11/07/1916 WV US Senate Won 50.14% (+1.97%)
  11/03/1914 WV At-Large Won 46.96% (+3.53%)
  11/05/1912 WV At-Large Won 49.73% (+6.80%)
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