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Henderson Madison JACOWAY

(1870-1947)

JACOWAY, Henderson Madison, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Dardanelle, Yell County, Ark., November 7, 1870; attended the common schools; was graduated from the Dardanelle High School in 1887, from the Winchester Normal College, Winchester, Tenn., in 1892, and from the law department of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., in 1898; was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in Dardanelle; secretary of the so-called Dawes Commission, engaged in distributing the estates of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians in the then Indian Territory; prosecuting attorney of the fifth judicial district 1904-1908; member of the State Democratic central committee 1910-1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1923); was not a candidate for renomination in 1922; moved to Little Rock, Ark., in 1922 and served as vice president of the People’s Savings Bank 1923-1929; resumed the practice of law; regional counsel of the Social Security Board for the States of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas, 1936-1945; died in Little Rock, Ark., August 4, 1947; interment in Roselawn Cemetery.

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

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