Historical records matching Samuel W. McCall, Governor
About Samuel W. McCall, Governor
Samuel Walker McCall (February 28, 1851 – November 4, 1923) was a member of the United States House of Representatives, and the 47th Governor of Massachusetts. He was born in East Providence Township, Pennsylvania on February 28, 1851.
McCall spent his early life in Illinois and attended the Mount Carroll Seminary in Mount Carroll from 1864 to 1866, when that school closed to male students. McCall's parents then sent him east to the New Hampton Academy in New Hampton, New Hampshire, on the recommendation of a neighbor. McCall graduated from New Hampton Academy and subsequently from Dartmouth College. He studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Worcester, and later in Boston, Massachusetts.
He was editor of the Boston Daily Advertiser, and was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1888, 1900, and 1916. McCall was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1913). He served as chairman of the Committee on Elections No. 3 (Fifty-fourth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1912, and resumed the practice of law in Boston. In 1914, he published a biography of his friend Thomas B. Reed.
He was elected Governor of Massachusetts 1916-1918. After retiring from elected office, he engaged in literary pursuits and died in Winchester on November 4, 1923. His interment was in Wildwood Cemetery.
His grandson, Tom McCall, was a Republican two term Governor of Oregon from 1967-1975.