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James Yancy CALLAHAN

(1852-1935)

CALLAHAN, James Yancy, a Delegate from the Territory of Oklahoma; born on a farm near Salem, Dent County, Mo., December 19, 1852; attended the common schools; entered the ministry in 1880; engaged in agricultural pursuits, saw-milling, and mining; moved to Stanton County, Kans., in 1885; elected register of deeds in 1886; reelected in 1888 and served until December 1889, when he resigned; returned to Dent County, Mo.; moved to Oklahoma in 1892 and settled near Kingfisher, Kingfisher County, and engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected on the Free Silver ticket to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); was not a candidate for renomination in 1898; published the Jacksonian at Enid, Garfield County, Okla., until January 1, 1913; retired from active business pursuits and resided in Enid, Okla., until his death there on May 3, 1935; interment in Enid Cemetery.

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

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