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David Dickson TERRY

(1881-1963)

TERRY, David Dickson, (son of William Leake Terry), a Representative from Arkansas; born in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., January 31, 1881; attended the public schools, the Bethel Military Academy in Fauquier County, Va., and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; was graduated from the law department of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1903; later attended the University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Little Rock, Ark.; during the First World War enlisted on June 5, 1918, later commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry, and was discharged on December 20, 1918; member of the Little Rock School Board 1929-1933; member of the State house of representatives in 1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Heartsill Ragon; reelected to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from December 19, 1933, to January 3, 1943; was not a candidate for renomination in 1942, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for United States Senator; engaged in the practice of law; director of the Division of Flood Control Water and Soil Conservation of the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission 1945-1953; died in Little Rock, Ark., October 6, 1963; interment in Mount Holly Cemetery.

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

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