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Samuel James MONTGOMERY

(1896-1957)

MONTGOMERY, Samuel James, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Buffalo, Ky., December 1, 1896; moved to Oklahoma in 1902 with his parents, who settled in Bartlesville; attended the public schools; studied law at the University of Oklahoma at Norman; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Bartlesville; during the First World War enlisted as a private in the Sixth Regiment, United States Marine Corps, on July 18, 1917, and served in the Second Division, American Expeditionary Forces, until May 19, 1919, when he was honorably discharged; received the Croix de Guerre from the Republic of France; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1927); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress; practiced law in Tulsa and later in Oklahoma City; died in Oklahoma City, Okla., June 4, 1957; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bartlesville, Okla.

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

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