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Samuel Leland Powers

Samuel Leland Powers, American congressman. member Powers & Hall; member 57th and 58th Congresses (1901-1905); member Mass; member Mass.


  • Powers, Samuel Leland was born on October 26, 1848 in Cornish, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Larned and Ruby M. Powers.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1874 (A.M., 1908). Law student New York University.


    • 1 son, Leland. Admitted to the bar, 1875. In practice at Boston from 1876. Now member Powers & Hall.

      Has held various local offices, Newton, Massachusetts. Member 57th and 58th Congresses (1901-1905). Delegate from Massachusetts to International Treaty Convention, Paris, 1878.

      Trustee Dartmouth College, 1905-1915. Trustee N.E. Conservatory of Music, since 1916. Member Massachusetts Board of Education, 1915-1919.

      Member Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1918-1919. State trustee for operation Boston Elevated Railway Company, since 1918.


    • Author: Portraits of a Half Century, 1925.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member Powers & Hall. Member 57th and 58th Congresses (1901-1905). Member Mass; member Mass.


    • Married Eva Crowell, June 1898.
    • father: Larned Powers
    • mother: Ruby M. Powers
    • spouse: Eva Crowell
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    Died December 1, 1929
    (aged 81)