Samuel Walker McCALL, Congress, MA (1851-1923)


McCALL, Samuel Walker, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in East Providence, Bedford County, Pa., February 28, 1851; spent his early life in Illinois; attended the Mount Carroll (Ill.) Seminary; was graduated from New Hampton (N.H.) Academy in 1870 and from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1874; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1875 and practiced in Worcester, Mass., and later in Boston, Mass.; editor of the Boston Daily Advertiser; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1888, 1889, and 1892; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1888, 1900, and 1916; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on Elections No. 3 (Fifty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1912; resumed the practice of law in Boston; Governor of Massachusetts 1916-1918; engaged in literary pursuits; died in Winchester, Mass., November 4, 1923; interment in Wildwood Cemetery.


Evans, Lawrence, B. Samuel W. McCall: Governor of Massachusetts. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1916.

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