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John W. Harreld

John W. Harreld
United States Senator
from Oklahoma
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 4, 1927
Preceded by Thomas Gore
Succeeded by Elmer Thomas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 5th district
In office
November 8, 1919 – March 4, 1921
Preceded by Joseph Bryan Thompson
Succeeded by Fletcher B. Swank
Personal details
Born John William Harreld
(1872-01-24)January 24, 1872
Kentucky
Died December 26, 1950(1950-12-26) (aged 78)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Political party Republican

John William Harreld (January 24, 1872 – December 26, 1950) was a United States Representative and Senator from Oklahoma. Harreld was the first Republican senator elected in Oklahoma and represented a shift in Oklahoma politics.[1]

Contents

  • Early life and career 1
  • Political career 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Early life and career

Harreld was born near

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Bryan Thompson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 5th congressional district

1919–1921
Succeeded by
Fletcher B. Swank
United States Senate
Preceded by
Thomas Gore
U.S. Senator from Oklahoma
1921-1927
Succeeded by
Elmer Thomas
  • Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Harreld, John
  • John W. Harreld Collection at the Carl Albert Center

External links

  1. ^ Gaddie, Ronald Keith, "Republican Party," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture (accessed May 21, 2010).
  2. ^ a b c d e Kosmerick, Todd J., "Harreld, John William," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture (accessed May 21, 2010).
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Congressional Biography: Harreld, John William (accessed May 21, 2010).

References

Harreld was elected, on November 8, 1919, as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph B. Thompson[2] and served from November 8, 1919, to March 4, 1921. He was not a candidate for renomination, having become a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator; he was elected to the Senate in 1920 and served from March 4, 1921, to March 4, 1927; he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1926.[3] He served as Senate chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs.[3] He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress and returned to Oklahoma City, where he continued the practice of law and his interest in the oil business.[3] He died there in 1950, and was interred in Fairlawn Cemetery.[2]

Political career

[2] After his first wife's death, he married his wife's sister, Thurlow Ward, in 1931.[3] in 1917 and engaged in the production of oil and continued the practice of law.Oklahoma City He moved to [3] from 1908 to 1915, when he resigned to become an executive with an oil corporation.bankruptcy in referee He was a [3] in 1906.Ardmore, Oklahoma he moved to [2] After marrying Laura Ward on October 20, 1889, and having a son, Ward,[3] from 1892 to 1896.Butler County of prosecuting attorney He was [3]

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