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Samuel Davis McREYNOLDS

(1872-1939)

McREYNOLDS, Samuel Davis, a Representative from Tennessee; born on a farm near Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tenn., April 16, 1872; attended the rural schools, People’s College, Pikeville, Tenn., and Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice at Pikeville; served as assistant district attorney of the sixth judicial circuit of Tennessee in 1894 and 1896; moved to Chattanooga in 1896 and continued the practice of law; appointed judge of the criminal court for the sixth circuit of Tennessee on April 16, 1903; subsequently elected and twice reelected to the same office and served until February 1, 1923, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his death; chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Seventy-second through Seventy-sixth Congresses); delegate to the International Monetary and Economic Conference at London, England, in 1933; died in Washington, D.C., July 11, 1939; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn.

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

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