David D. Terry

David Dickson Terry ( born January 31, 1881 in Little Rock, Arkansas; † October 6, 1963 ) was an American politician. Between 1933 and 1943 he represented the fifth electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


David Terry was the son of Congressman William L. Terry. He attended the common schools and then the Bethel Military Academy in Fauquier County, Virginia. This was followed by a study at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and a law degree from the University of Arkansas. In 1903 he was admitted to the bar. Then he began to work in Little Rock in this profession. In addition, Terry studied for some time yet at the University of Chicago. During World War II he was from June to December 1918 a soldier in the U.S. Army.

Politically, Terry was a member of the Democratic Party. From 1929 to 1933 he sat in the school committee of the city Little Rock. In 1933 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Arkansas. Following the resignation of Mr Terry Ragon Heartsill won the election due to his mandate in Congress, where he could remain after several re- elections between 19 December 1933 and 3 January 1943. In 1942 he gave up another run for the House of Representatives. Instead, he applied unsuccessfully within his party for the nomination as a U.S. Senator. After retiring from Congress Terry again worked as a lawyer. Between 1945 and 1953 he was head of department in the administration of the State of Arkansas, where he was also responsible for flood protection. He died in 1963 and was buried in Little Rock.