Cassius McLean SHARTEL, Congress, MO (1860-1943)


SHARTEL, Cassius McLean, a Representative from Missouri; born in Crawford County, Pa., April 27, 1860; moved with his parents to Knox County, Mo., and resided there until 1873; moved with his parents to Chautauqua County, Kans.; attended the common schools and Kansas State Agricultural College at Manhattan; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Sedan, Kans.; moved to Nevada, Mo., in 1887 and then to Neosho, Newton County, Mo., the same year and continued the practice of law; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1900 and 1936; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); was not a candidate for renomination in 1906; interested in farm loans; president of the Missouri constitutional convention in 1922 and 1923; died in Neosho, Mo., September 27, 1943; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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