Samuel W. Arnold

Samuel Washington Arnold ( * September 21 1879 in Downing, Schuyler County, Missouri, † December 18, 1961 in Kirksville, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1943 and 1949 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Arnold attended the public schools in Coffey and thereafter until 1902, the Kirksville State Teachers College. For some years he worked as a teacher and school board. In 1903 he gave up the teaching profession. The following year he was employed by the tax authorities in St. Louis. Between 1905 and 1908 he worked in Atlanta ( Missouri) as a timber merchant. Then he moved to Kirksville, where he founded the company Arnold Lumber Co., which was also active in the lumber business.

Politically, Arnold member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1942, he was the first electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Milton A. Romjue on January 3, 1943. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1949 three legislative periods. These were determined by the events of the Second World War and its consequences.

In the years 1948, 1950 and 1952, Arnold applied unsuccessfully to his whereabouts or in his return to the Congress. He then retired to his retirement. He died on 18 December 1961 in Kirksville. Since 1904, he was married to Myra Gertrude Mills.