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Ezekiel Samuel CANDLER, Jr.

(1862-1944)

CANDLER, Ezekiel Samuel, Jr., (nephew of Milton A. Candler and cousin of Allen Daniel Candler), a Representative from Mississippi; born in Belleville, Hamilton County, Fla., January 18, 1862; moved with his parents to Tishomingo County, Miss., in 1870; attended the common schools and Iuka (Miss.) Male Academy; was graduated from the law department of the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1881; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Iuka, Miss.; chairman of the Democratic executive committee of Tishomingo County in 1884; moved to Corinth in 1887 and continued the practice of law; member of the Democratic executive committee of Alcorn County for several years; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic (Sixty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920; resumed the practice of his profession; mayor of Corinth, Miss., 1933-1937; died in Corinth, Miss., December 18, 1944; interment in Henry Cemetery.

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

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