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Schuyler Otis BLAND

(1872-1950)

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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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