William Allan Oldfield

William Allan Oldfield ( born February 4, 1874 in Franklin, Izard County, Arkansas, † November 19, 1928 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1909 and 1928 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Oldfield attended the public schools of his home and thereafter until 1896, the Arkansas College in Batesville. He then worked as a teacher before the Spanish-American he participated as a soldier of the U.S. Army War. Until his retirement from the army in March 1899, he had brought it to the lieutenant. After studying law and its made ​​in 1900 admitted to the bar he began in Batesville to work in his new profession. Between 1902 and 1906 was Oldfield District Attorney in Independence County. As a member of the Democratic Party, he ran in 1906 unsuccessfully for Congress.

In 1908 he was selected in the second district of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. There he took over from the March 4, 1909 Stephen Brundidge. In the following nine congressional Oldfield was confirmed in each case. In November 1928 he was elected again. However, this legislature could not start because he died shortly after the election on 19 November 1928. During his time in Congress, he was from 1911 to 1915 chairman of the Patent Committee. After his death was his wife Pearl was elected as his successor.