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Oscar CALLAWAY

(1872-1947)

CALLAWAY, Oscar, a Representative from Texas; born in Harmony Hill (Nip-and-Tuck), Rusk County, Tex., October 2, 1872; moved with his parents to Comanche County in 1876; attended the public schools, and was graduated from the Comanche High School in 1894; taught school 1894-1897; attended the University of Texas at Austin 1897-1899, and was graduated from the law department of that university in 1900; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Comanche, Tex.; prosecuting attorney of Comanche County 1900-1902; delegate to Democratic State conventions in 1896, 1898, 1900-1916, and 1920-1926; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916; returned to his ranch near Comanche, Tex., where he engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock raising, and also in the practice of law in Comanche; died in Comanche, Tex., January 31, 1947; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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