Samuel J. Montgomery

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Samuel James Montgomery
Samuel J. Montgomery (Oklahoma).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1927
Preceded byEverette B. Howard
Succeeded byEverette B. Howard
Personal details
BornDecember 1, 1896 (1896-12)
Buffalo, Kentucky
DiedJune 4, 1957 (1957-06-05) (aged 60)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Citizenship United States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Grove Hutcheson Montgomery
ChildrenHenry Montgomery Elizabeth Montgomery
Alma materUniversity of Oklahoma at Norman
ProfessionAttorney
Military service
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Branch/serviceFlag of the United States Marine Corps.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service1917-1919
RankPrivate
UnitSecond Division, American Expeditionary Forces
Battles/warsWorld War I
AwardsCroix de Guerre 1914-1918 ribbon.svg Croix de Guerre (France)

Samuel James Montgomery (December 1, 1896 – June 4, 1957) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma.

Biography[edit]

Born in Buffalo, Kentucky, Montgomery was the son of Henry Harrison and Ella Slack (Montgomery) Montgomery. He moved to Oklahoma in 1902 with his parents, who settled in Bartlesville. He attended the public schools, studied law at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, and was admitted to the bar in 1919. He married Elizabeth Grove Hutcheson at Fort Worth, Texas, and they had two children, Henry and Elizabeth.[1]

Career[edit]

Montgomery practiced law in Bartlesville, Oklahoma until he 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. He received the Croix de Guerre from the Republic of France.[2]

Elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress, Montgomery served from March 4, 1925 to March 3, 1927.[3] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress, and practiced law in Tulsa and later in Oklahoma City.

Death[edit]

Montgomery died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on June 4, 1957 (age 60 years, 185 days). He is interred in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samuel J. Montgomery". Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Samuel J. Montgomery". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Samuel J. Montgomery". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Samuel J. Montgomery". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 30 May 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Everette B. Howard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 1st congressional district

1925-1927
Succeeded by
Everette B. Howard