Heartsill Ragon

Heartsill Ragon ( born March 20, 1885 in Dublin, Logan County, Arkansas, † September 15, 1940 in Fort Smith, Arkansas) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1923 and 1933 he represented the fifth electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Heartsill Ragon attended the common schools, the Clarksville High School and the College of the Ozarks in Clarksville. He then studied at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. After a final law school at Washington and Lee University in Lexington (Virginia ) and its made ​​in 1908 admitted to the bar in Clarksville Ragon began to work in this profession.

Ragon was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1911 and 1913 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Arkansas. After that, he was from 1916 to 1920 worked as a district attorney. In 1918 he was secretary and in 1920 chairman of the party days of the Democrats in Arkansas. In 1920 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco.

In the congressional elections of 1922 Ragon in the fifth district of Arkansas was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he took over from the March 4, 1923 Henderson M. Jacoway. After five elections he remained until June 16, 1933 in Congress. On this day he resigned because he had been appointed a judge of the Federal District Court for the Western Arkansas. This office he held until his death in 1940.