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John Hall STEPHENS

(1847-1924)

STEPHENS, John Hall, a Representative from Texas; was born in Shelby County, Tex., on November 22, 1847; attended the common schools in Mansfield, Tarrant County, Tex.; was graduated from Mansfield College, and from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1872; was admitted to the bar in 1873 and practiced in Montague, Montague County, and Vernon, Wilbarger County, Tex.; member of the State senate 1886-1888; resumed the practice of law in Vernon, Tex.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1917); chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Sixty-second through Sixty-fourth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916; moved to Monrovia, Los Angeles County, Calif., in 1917, and died there November 18, 1924; interment in East View Cemetery, Vernon, Tex.

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

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