Sam C. Massingale

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Samuel Chapman Massingale
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 17, 1941
Preceded byJames V. McClintic
Succeeded byVictor Wickersham
Personal details
BornAugust 2, 1870 (1870-08-02)
Quitman, Mississippi
DiedJanuary 17, 1941 (1941-01-18) (aged 70)
Washington, D.C.
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Anna Canaday Massingale
Alma materUniversity of Mississippi at Oxford
ProfessionAttorney politician
Military service
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Branch/service United States Army
UnitCompany D, Second Texas Infantry
Battles/warsSpanish–American War

Samuel Chapman Massingale (August 2, 1870 – January 17, 1941) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma.


Born in Quitman, Mississippi, Massingale was the son of George M. and Martha McGowan Massingale, and attended the public schools and the University of Mississippi at Oxford where he studied law.


Massingale moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1887 and was employed for a short time as a section hand while he continued to study law. He was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Cordell, Oklahoma, in 1900.[1]

During the Spanish–American War, Massingale served as a private in Company D, Second Texas Infantry. He served as a member of the Oklahoma Territorial Council in 1902. The following year he married Anna Canaday, and they had four children. He ran unsuccessfully for the Sixtieth Congress in 1906.[2]

Massingale was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his death on January 17, 1941.[3]


Massingale died in Washington, D.C., January 17, 1941 (age 70 years, 168 days). He is interred in Lawnview Cemetery, Cordell, Oklahoma.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sam C. Massingale". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Sam C. Massingale". Oklahoma Historical Society. Archived from the original on 18 July 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Sam C. Massingale". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Sam C. Massingale". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 4 June 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James V. McClintic
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Victor Wickersham