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Heartsill RAGON

(1885-1940)

RAGON, Heartsill, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Dublin, Logan County, Ark., March 20, 1885; attended the common schools, the Clarksville High School, the College of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Ark., and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; was graduated from the law department of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Clarksville, Ark.; member of the State house of representatives 1911-1913; district attorney 1916-1920; secretary of the Democratic State convention in 1918; chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1920; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his resignation effective June 16, 1933, having been appointed judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas on May 12, 1933, in which capacity he served until his death in Fort Smith, Ark., September 15, 1940; interment in Forest Park Cemetery.

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

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