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Samuel Leland Powers

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Works

  • Author: Portraits of a Half Century, 1925.

Membership

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

Connections

Married Eva Crowell, June 1898.

father:
Larned Powers

mother:
Ruby M. Powers

spouse:
Eva Crowell