Roderick Dhu SUTHERLAND, Congress, NE (1862-1915)


SUTHERLAND, Roderick Dhu, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Scotch Grove, Jones County, Iowa, April 27, 1862; attended the common schools and Amity College, College Springs, Iowa; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1888 and commenced practice in Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebr.; prosecuting attorney of Nuckolls County 1890-1896; served as chairman of the Populist State convention in 1899; appointed by Governor Poynter a delegate to the trust conference held in Chicago in September 1899; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1901); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; delegate to the Populist National Convention in 1900; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1900 and 1908; resumed the practice of his profession in Nelson, Nebr.; died in Kansas City, Kans., October 18, 1915; interment in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Nebr.

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