Samuel J. Montgomery

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Samuel James Montgomery
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Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Oklahoma's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1925 March 3, 1927
Preceded by Everette B. Howard
Succeeded by Everette B. Howard
Personal details
BornDecember 1, 1896 (1896-12)
Buffalo, Kentucky
DiedJune 4, 1957 (1957-06-05) (aged 60)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
CitizenshipFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Grove Hutcheson Montgomery

Henry Montgomery

Elizabeth Montgomery
Alma mater University of Oklahoma at Norman
Profession Attorney
Military service
Allegiance Flag of the United States.svg United States of America
Service/branch Flag of the United States Marine Corps.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1917-1919
Rank Private
Unit Second Division, American Expeditionary Forces
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Croix 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.

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Oklahoma State of the United States of America

Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, Texas on the south, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the fifty United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which dramatically increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.



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]

Buffalo, Kentucky Census-designated place in Kentucky, United States

Buffalo is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in southern LaRue County, Kentucky, United States. Its population was 498 as of the 2010 census. It lies along Kentucky Route 61 south of the city of Hodgenville, the county seat of LaRue County. Its elevation is 748 feet (228 m), and it is located at 37°30′43″N85°41′55″W. Although Buffalo is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 42716.

University of Oklahoma public research university in Norman, Oklahoma, United States

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a public research university in Norman, Oklahoma. Founded in 1890, it had existed in Oklahoma Territory near Indian Territory for 17 years before the two became the state of Oklahoma. In Fall 2018 the university had 31,702 students enrolled, most at its main campus in Norman. Employing nearly 3,000 faculty members, the school offers 152 baccalaureate programs, 160 master's programs, 75 doctorate programs, and 20 majors at the first professional level. David Boren, a former U.S. Senator and Oklahoma Governor, served as the university's president from 1994 to 2018. James L. Gallogly succeeded Boren on July 1, 2018.


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]

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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.

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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]

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Burial or interment is the ritual act of placing a dead person or animal, sometimes with objects, into the ground. This is accomplished by excavating a pit or trench, placing the deceased and objects in it, and covering it over. Most would agree that humans have been burying their dead since shortly after the origin of the species. Burial is often seen as indicating respect for the dead. It has been used to prevent the odor of decay, to give family members closure and prevent them from witnessing the decomposition of their loved ones, and in many cultures it has been seen as a necessary step for the deceased to enter the afterlife or to give back to the cycle of life.

Bartlesville, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, United States

Bartlesville is a city mostly in Washington County in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 35,750 at the 2010 census, with a 2015 estimate of 36,595 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Bartlesville is 47 miles (76 km) north of Tulsa and 18 miles (29 km) south of the Kansas border. It is the county seat of Washington County. The Caney River runs through Bartlesville.

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  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

Succeeded by
Everette B. Howard