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Ernest Whitworth MARLAND

(1874-1941)

MARLAND, Ernest Whitworth, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., May 8, 1874; attended the grade and high schools, and a private school at Rugby, Tenn.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1893; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pa.; abandoned the practice of law and engaged in the oil business in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 31, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934, having received the Democratic nomination for Governor; elected Governor of Oklahoma in 1934 for the four-year term commencing January 14, 1935; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator in 1936; resumed his former business pursuits; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; died in Ponca City, Okla., October 3, 1941; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Bibliography

Mathews, John Joseph. Life and Death of an Oilman: The Career of E.W. Marland. With drawings by J. Craig Sheppard. 1951. Reprint, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1989].

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

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