Sam C. Massingale

Samuel Chapman Massingale
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1935  January 17, 1941
Preceded by James V. McClintic
Succeeded by Victor Wickersham
Personal details
Born August 2, 1870 (1870-08-02)
Quitman, Mississippi
Died January 17, 1941 (1941-01-18) (aged 70)
Washington, D.C.
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Anna Canaday Massingale
Alma mater University of Mississippi at Oxford


Military service
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Company D, Second Texas Infantry
Battles/wars Spanish–American War

Samuel Chapman Massingale (August 2, 1870 – January 17, 1941) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma.


Born in Quitman, Mississippi, Massingale was the son of George M. and Martha McGowan Massingale, and attended the public schools and the University of Mississippi at Oxford where he studied law.


Massingale moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1887 and was employed for a short time as a section hand while he continued to study law. He was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Cordell, Oklahoma, in 1900.[1]

During the Spanish–American War, Massingale served as a private in Company D, Second Texas Infantry. He served as a member of the Oklahoma Territorial Council in 1902. The following year he married Anna Canaday, and they had four children. He ran unsuccessfully for the Sixtieth Congress in 1906.[2]

Massingale was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his death on January 17, 1941.[3]


Massingale died in Washington, D.C., January 17, 1941 (age 70 years, 168 days). He is interred in Lawnview Cemetery, Cordell, Oklahoma.[4]


  1. "Sam C. Massingale". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  2. "Sam C. Massingale". Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  3. "Sam C. Massingale". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  4. "Sam C. Massingale". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James V. McClintic
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Victor Wickersham
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