Sam D. McReynolds

Samuel Davis "Sam" McReynolds (* April 16, 1872 in Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, † July 11, 1939 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1923 and 1939 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Sam McReynolds attended the common schools and the People's College in Pikeville. He then studied at Cumberland University in Lebanon. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1893 admitted to the bar he began in Pikeville to work in his new profession. In the years 1894 and 1896, McReynolds was deputy district attorney in the Sixth Judicial District of Tennessee. In 1896 he moved to Chattanooga, where he worked as a lawyer. Between 1903 and 1923 he served as judge of the criminal court in the sixth district court of his home state.

Politically, McReynolds member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1922, he was elected in the third electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Joseph Edgar Brown on March 4, 1923. After eight elections he could remain until his death on July 11, 1939 at the Congress. Since 1931 he was chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. In 1933, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ratified in Congress. Since 1933, most of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government there were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 1933 Sam McReynolds delegate to an international monetary and economic conference in the British capital London.