William Doddridge McFarlane

William Doddridge McFarlane

Birth
Greenwood, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Death 18 Feb 1980 (aged 85)
Graham, Young County, Texas, USA
Burial Graham, Young County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 6373831 · View Source
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US Congressman. He attended the University of Arkansas from 1909 to 1914 and was a merchant in Greenwood from 1914 to 1918. He joined the Army for World War I, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in August 1918, and served until his discharge in December. McFarlane returned to the University of Arkansas after the war, received a bachelor's degree in 1919, and a bachelor of laws degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1921, afterwards practicing law in Graham, Texas. He served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1923 to 1927 and the Texas Senate from 1927 to 1931. In 1932 McFarlane was elected to the US House of Representatives and served three terms, 1933 to 1939. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1938 and returned to practicing law. From 1941 to 1944 he was a Special Assistant US Attorney General in Texarkana, and from 1944 to 1946 he was Director of the Surplus Property Smaller War Plants Corporation in Washington, DC. From 1946 to 1951 McFarlane was Special Assistant to the US Attorney General. He ran unsuccessfully for the US House in a 1951 special election, afterwards taking a position with the Lands Division of the US Justice Department, where he served until 1966, when he retrned to Texas to practice law. In 1969 he received his Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. McFarlane died after a prolonged bout with cancer. He was the father of former National Security Advisor Robert C. McFarlane (born 1937).

Bio by: Bill McKern



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  • Originally Created by: William Barritt
  • Added: 27 Apr 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6373831
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Doddridge McFarlane (17 Jul 1894–18 Feb 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6373831, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Graham, Young County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .