Cassius M. Shartel

Cassius McLean Shartel (* April 27, 1860 in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, † September 27, 1943 in Neosho, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1905 and 1907 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his childhood came Cassius Shartel with his parents in the Knox County, Missouri, where the family lived until 1873. Then they moved to the Chautauqua County in Kansas. He attended the public schools and then studied at the Kansas State Agricultural College in Manhattan. For some years he then worked as a teacher. After a subsequent law degree in 1881 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Sedan (Kansas) to work in this profession. In 1887, he first moved to Nevada in Missouri and then to Neosho, where he practiced as a lawyer in each case. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In the years 1900 and 1936 he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant.

In the congressional elections of 1904 Shartel in the 15th electoral district of Missouri was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Maecenas Eason Benton on March 4, 1905. Since he resigned in 1906 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1907. In the years 1922 and 1923 Shartel was President of the Assembly to revise the Constitution of Missouri. During the Great Depression, he was involved in the negotiation of credit to farmers. He died on 27 September 1943 in Neosho.

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