Heartsill Ragon, Sr

Heartsill Ragon, Sr

Original Name Hiram Heartsill Ragon
Dublin, Logan County, Arkansas, USA
Death 15 Sep 1940 (aged 55)
Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 6727636 · View Source
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US Congressman. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the United States House of Representatives from Arkansas 5th Congressional District for six consecutive terms from march 1923 until his resignation in June 1933. He attended local grade schools, Clarksville High School and The College of the Ozarks, both in Clarksville, Arkansas. He then attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and graduated with a law degree. He returned to Arkansas where in 1908 he was admitted to the bar and began practicing law in Clarksville. In 1911 he entered politics by being elected to the Arkansas State House of Representatives, serving until 1913. From 1916 until 1920 he served as district attorney, In 1918 he became Secretary of the Democratic State convention, followed in 1920 as Chairman of the Democratic State convention. In 1922 he was elected to the House of Representatives and was re-elected to five additional terms. In June 1933 he resigned his congressional seat to take an appointment as judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, serving until his death at the age of 55.

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