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 Junius Marion Futrell

Junius Marion Futrell

Birth
Greene County, Arkansas, USA
Death 20 Jun 1955 (aged 84)
Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 20856 · View Source
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Arkansas Governor. He attended the University of Arkansas, (1892-93), studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1913 and practiced law in Paragould, Arkansas. He also taught school in several Arkansas counties and worked in the timber industry. He was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, (1896-1904), served in the Arkansas State Senate, (1913-17), Circuit Court judge for the Second Judicial District, in 1922 and served as chancellor of the 12th District, (1923-33). In 1933, he was elected as a Democrat the 30th Governor of Arkansas, serving until 1937. During his two terms, the Refunding Act was enacted, the Arkansas Prohibition Act was rescinded and the State Planning Board was established. Also, the Arkansas Department of Public Welfare was created, the 19th and 20th Amendments to the state constitution were adopted and gambling measures were enacted to help relieve the state's financial problems. After leaving office, he served as the attorney for the Dyess Colony, Incorporated. He died in retirement at age 84.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 20 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20856
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Junius Marion Futrell (14 Aug 1870–20 Jun 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20856, citing Linwood Cemetery, Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .