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Samuel Collier MAJOR

(1869-1931)

MAJOR, Samuel Collier, a Representative from Missouri; born in Fayette, Howard County, Mo., July 2, 1869; attended the public schools and Central College at Fayette; was graduated from St. James Military Academy, Macon, Mo., in 1888; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1890 and commenced practice in Fayette, Mo.; appointed prosecuting attorney of Howard County in 1892 and later was elected to the office for two terms; served in the State senate 1907-1911; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Fayette, Mo.; elected to the Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, and Seventieth Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; elected to the Seventy-second Congress and served from March 4, 1931, until his death in Fayette, Mo., July 28, 1931; interment in Fayette City Cemetery.

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

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