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Samuel Walker McCall


In office
January 6, 1916 – January 2, 1919
Lieutenant Calvin Coolidge
Preceded by David I. Walsh
Succeeded by Calvin Coolidge

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1913
Preceded by Moses T. Stevens
Succeeded by Frederick S. Deitrick

Born October 28, 1851
East Providence Township, Pennsylvania
Died August 4, 1923 (aged 71)
Winchester, Massachusetts
Resting place Wildwood Cemetery
Political party Republican
Alma mater Dartmouth College

Samuel Walker McCall (February 28, 1851 – November 4, 1923) was a member of the United States House of Representatives, and Governor of Massachusetts. He was born in East Providence Township, Pennsylvania on February 28, 1851. He spent his early life in Illinois and attended the Mount Carroll (Ill.) Seminary. McCall graduated from New Hampton Academy and from Dartmouth College. He studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Worcester, and later in Boston, Massachusetts.

He was editor of the Boston Daily Advertiser, and was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1888, 1900, and 1916. McCall was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1913). He served as chairman of the Committee on Elections No. 3 (Fifty-fourth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1912, and resumed the practice of law in Boston.

He was elected Governor of Massachusetts 1916-1918. After retiring from elected office, he engaged in literary pursuits and died in Winchester on November 4, 1923. His interment was in Wildwood Cemetery.

Gov. McCall speaking in Vineyard Haven, MA in 1918 (Calvin Coolidge in background).

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Moses T. Stevens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1913
Succeeded by
Frederick Simpson Deitrick
Political offices
Preceded by
David I. Walsh
Governor of Massachusetts
1916 – 1919
Succeeded by
Calvin Coolidge
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