The Info List - Howard Sutherland

Howard Sutherland
Howard Sutherland
(September 8, 1865 – March 12, 1950) was an American politician. He was a Republican who represented West Virginia in both houses of the United States Congress. Sutherland was born near Kirkwood, Missouri.[1] He lived in Missouri until the age of 25, attending St. Louis public schools and Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. He was a newspaper editor in Fulton from 1889 to 1890. In 1890 he moved to Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
where he studied law at Columbian University
Columbian University
(now The George Washington University) and worked for the Census
office. In 1893, Sutherland moved to Elkins, West Virginia
West Virginia
where he participated in the mining, railroad and timber businesses. In 1908, he entered politics and was elected to the West Virginia
West Virginia
State Senate. He was a state senator until 1912 when he was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He was reelected in 1914 and served in the House until 1917. In 1916 he was elected to the United States Senate and was a US Senator from 1917 to 1923. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on the Census
from 1919 to 1921 and the Chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills from 1921 to 1923. In 1920, he unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for President of the United States. He received 17 delegates, about 2%, on the first ballot, and even less support on the following two ballots after which he withdrew. Sutherland was defeated for reelection in 1922. He returned to Elkins, West Virginia, where he continued his business interests. He was vice-president of the West Virginia
West Virginia
Board of Trade, chairman of the West Virginia
West Virginia
Good Roads Commission, and alien property administrator from 1925 to 1933. During the 1930s he retired from public life and moved to Washington, D.C., where he died. He was buried in the Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins. Sutherland's son Richard K. Sutherland
Richard K. Sutherland
was a prominent U. S. Army general during World War II. Sutherland's son-in-law Bucky Harris
Bucky Harris
twice managed baseball teams to World Series championships and is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. References[edit]

United States Congress. " Howard Sutherland
Howard Sutherland
(id: S001081)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 

^ Lawrence Kestenbaum. "The Political Graveyard". Retrieved 2008-11-29. 

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U.S. House of Representatives

Preceded by not applicable U.S. Representative of West Virginia's 6th Congressional District 1913–1917 Succeeded by Adam B. Littlepage

U.S. Senate

Preceded by William E. Chilton Class 1 Senator from West Virginia 1917–1923 Succeeded by Matthew M. Neely

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United States Senators from West Virginia

Class 1

Van Winkle Boreman Caperton Price Hereford Camden Faulkner Scott Chilton Sutherland Neely Hatfield Holt Kilgore Laird Revercomb Byrd Goodwin Manchin

Class 2

Willey Davis Kenna Camden S. Elkins D. Elkins Watson N. Goff D. Elkins G. Goff Neely Rosier Shott Revercomb Neely Hoblitzell Randolph Rockefeller Capito

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Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from West Virginia

1st district

Blair C. Hubbard Duval J. J. Davis B. Wilson Goff Pendleton Atkinson Pendleton Dovener W. Hubbard J. W. Davis Neely Rosenbloom Bachmann Ramsay Schiffler Ramsay Schiffler Neely Love Ramsay R. Mollohan Moore R. Mollohan A. Mollohan McKinley

2nd district

Brown, Sr. Latham Kitchen McGrew Hagans Faulkner Martin Hoge W. Wilson Dayton T. Davis Sturgiss Brown Jr. Bowers Allen Bowman Randolph M. Snyder Staggers, Sr. Benedict Staggers Jr. Wise Capito Mooney

3rd district

Whaley Polsley Witcher Hereford Kenna C. Snyder Alderson Huling Dorr Johnston Gaines Littlepage Avis Littlepage Reed Wolverton O'Brien Wolverton Hornor Edmiston Rohrbough Bailey Rohrbough Bailey Slack Hutchinson Staton Wise Rahall Jenkins

4th district

Gibson C. Hogg Jackson C. Smith Capehart Miller Freer Hughes Woodyard Hamilton Moss Woodyard Johnson Woodyard Hughes R. Hogg Johnson Ellis Burnside Neal Burnside Neal Hechler Rahall

5th district

Hughes Cooper Goodykoontz Lilly Strother Shott John Kee E. Kee James Kee

6th district

Littlepage Echols Taylor England J. Smith Hedrick Byrd Slack



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(1916 ←) United States presidential election, 1920
United States presidential election, 1920
(→ 1924)

Democratic Party Convention


James M. Cox

VP nominee

Franklin D. Roosevelt


William Gibbs McAdoo A. Mitchell Palmer Al Smith John W. Davis Edward I. Edwards Woodrow Wilson Robert Latham Owen

Republican Party Convention


Warren G. Harding

VP nominee

Calvin Coolidge


Leonard Wood Frank Orren Lowden Hiram Johnson William Cameron Sproul Nicholas Murray Butler Calvin Coolidge Robert M. La Follette, Sr. Jeter Connelly Pritchard Miles Poindexter Howard Sutherland Herbert Hoover

Third party and independent candidates

Socialist Party of America


Eugene V. Debs

VP nominee

Seymour Stedman

Farmer–Labor Party


Parley P. Christensen

VP nominee

Max S. Hayes

Prohibition Party


Aaron S. Watkins

VP nominee

D. Leigh Colvin

American Party


James E. Ferguson

VP nominee

William J. Hough

Socialist Labor Party


William Wesley Cox

VP nominee

August Gillhaus

Single Tax


Robert Colvin Macauley

VP nominee

Richard C. Barnum

Other 1920 elections: House Senate

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West Virginia's delegation(s) to the 63rd–67th United States Congress (ordered by seniority)

63rd Senate: W. Chilton • N. Goff Jr. House: J. Hughes • W. Brown Jr. • J. Davis • S. Avis • H. Moss Jr. • H. Sutherland

63rd Senate: W. Chilton • N. Goff Jr. House: J. Hughes • W. Brown Jr. • S. Avis • H. Moss Jr. • H. Sutherland • M. Neely

64th Senate: W. Chilton • N. Goff Jr. House: W. Brown Jr. • H. Moss Jr. • H. Sutherland • M. Neely • A. Littlepage • E. Cooper

64th Senate: W. Chilton • N. Goff Jr. House: H. Moss Jr. • H. Sutherland • M. Neely • A. Littlepage • E. Cooper • G. Bowers

64th Senate: W. Chilton • N. Goff Jr. House: H. Sutherland • M. Neely • A. Littlepage • E. Cooper • G. Bowers • H. Woodyard

65th Senate: N. Goff Jr. • H. Sutherland House: M. Neely • A. Littlepage • E. Cooper • G. Bowers • H. Woodyard • S. Reed

66th Senate: H. Sutherland • D. Elkins House: M. Neely • G. Bowers • H. Woodyard • S. Reed • L. Echols • W. Goodykoontz

67th Senate: H. Sutherland • D. Elkins House: G. Bowers • H. Woodyard • S. Reed • L. Echols • W. Goodykoontz • B.