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Samuel Washington (Wat) Arnold Papers

Arnold Papers

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Record Class: Textual, Photographs
Date: 1943-1949
Creator: Samuel Washington (Wat) Arnold
Provenance: Original materials of Arnold, arranged by P.O. Selby
Organization: Subject
Extent: 2.6 linear feet
Language: English

Abstract: Correspondence accumulated during Wat Arnold's terms as Representative in the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress (1943-1949), during which time he represented the interests of his constituents in the First District of Missouri (Adair, Clark, Daviess, Grundy, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, Mercer, Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby and Sullivan Counties).  Correspondence includes letters, photographs, telegrams, newspaper clippings, and more.

Keywords: Arnold, Samuel Washington; Politics; Radio; KIRX; Flood Control; Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery; Osteopathic Medicine; Education; Rural Electrification Administration; Voting
Arnold Biography (from the Official Manual, State of Missouri, 1943-1944):  WAT ARNOLD (Republican), born on a farm near Downing, Schuyler County, Mo., September 21, 1879; attended the Coffey, Mo., rural school and was graduated from the Kirksville State Teachers College [First District Normal School]; taught school at Atlanta, Mo., 1903-04; entered the lumber business in 1905, and in 1908 organized the Arnold Lumber Co., in which company he is now associated with his son, Sam M. Arnold; past president of the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce of Kirksville; active in civic and fraternal organizations; member of the Presbyterian Church; married Miss Myra Gertrude Mills; three children; elected to the Seventy-eighth Congress on November 3, 1942.



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above photographs of Arnold (taken by Associated Photographic Services, Inc., ca 1943)
are a part of this collection

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