Emmett Marshall Owen

Emmett Marshall Owen ( * October 19, 1877 at Hollonville, Pike County, Georgia, † June 21 1939 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1933 and 1939 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born on a farm Emmett Owen first attended the Hollonville Grammar School and then to 1898 the Gordon Institute in Barnesville. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Georgia in Athens and its made ​​in 1902 admitted to the bar he began in Zebulon to work in his new profession. Previously, he had worked in the years 1901 and 1902 as a teacher. In addition to these operational activities Owen a large peach orchard. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1902 and 1906 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia. Between 1905 and 1907 he was mayor of Zebulon. Since 1906 to 1933 he worked in various districts as a prosecutor.

In the congressional elections of 1932, Owen was selected in the fourth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of William C. Wright on March 4, 1933. After three re- elections he could remain until his death on 21 June 1939 at the Congress. During this time most of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government there were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1933 was repealed with the 21st Amendment to the Constitution of the 18th Amendment in 1919 again. It was about the ban on the trade in alcoholic beverages.

After Owens death his seat fell after a by-election to Albert Sidney Camp, who held this also until his death in 1954.