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Samuel Walker Mccall


Samuel Walker Mccall, American governor. Member President’s 2d Industrial Conference; member Lincoln Memorial Commission; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, National Institute Social Sciences.


Mccall, Samuel Walker was born on February 28, 1851 in East Providence, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Henry and Mary Ann (Elliott) M.


Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1874, Phi Beta Kappa. (Doctor of Laws, Dartmouth, 1901, Oberlin, 1908, Tufts, 1914, University of Maine, 1915, Trinity, Columbia, Williams, 1916. Dalhousie, 1918, University of Rochester, 1919).


Admitted to Massachusetts bar, in practice at Boston. Was editor-in-chief Boston Daily Advertiser. Delaware Republican National Convention, 1888, delegate at-large, 1900, 16 (seconded nomination of General Gresham for presidency, 1888).

Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1888, 89, 92. Member 53d to 62d Congresses (1893-1913), 8th Massachusetts District. Member Ways and Means Committee 14 years.

Governor of Massachusetts, 1916, 17, 18.


  • Author: Life of Thaddeus Stevens (American Statesmen Series), 1899. The Business of Congress (the Blumenthal lectures, Columbia University), 1911. Life of Thomas B. Reed (American Statesmen Series), 1914.

    The Liberty of Citizenship (Dodge lectures, Yale University), 1915. Cole lecturer at Bowdoin. Phi Beta Kappa orator at Harvard, Dartmouth and Tufts.


Member President’s 2d Industrial Conference. Member Lincoln Memorial Commission. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, National Institute Social Sciences.


Married Ella Esther Thompson, May 23, 1881.

Henry M.

Mary Ann (Elliott) M.

Ella Esther Thompson