Menalcus Lankford

Menalcus Lankford (* March 14, 1883 in Franklin, Virginia; † December 27, 1937 in Norfolk, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1933 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Menalcus Lankford attended both public and private schools of his home, including the Norfolk High School. Then he studied until 1904 at the University of Richmond. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1906 was admitted as a lawyer in Norfolk, he began to work in this profession. During World War II he served in the Air Corps of the U.S. Navy. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. In the years 1920 and 1924, he ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet.

In the congressional elections of 1928 was Lankford but then in the second electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joseph T. Deal on 4 March 1929. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1933 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events of the Great Depression. In 1932 he was not re-elected. In the years 1932 and 1936 Lankford was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant. Since 1933 he worked as a bankruptcy mediator on behalf of the federal government for the area around the city of Norfolk. He died on December 27, 1937 in Norfolk, where he was also buried.