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Charles SWINDALL

(1876-1939)

SWINDALL, Charles, a Representative from Oklahoma; born at College Mound, near Terrell, Kaufman County, Tex., February 13, 1876; attended the public schools and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.; was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1897; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Woodward, Okla.; prosecuting attorney of Day (later Ellis) County 1898-1900; returned to Woodward in 1900 and continued the practice of law; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dick T. Morgan, and served from November 2, 1920, to March 3, 1921; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Woodward, Okla.; appointed April 26, 1924, judge of the twentieth judicial district of Oklahoma, in which capacity he served until 1929; justice of the State supreme court 1929-1934; resumed the practice of law in Oklahoma City, Okla., until his death there June 19, 1939; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

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