Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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McArthur, Clifton Nesmith

McArthur, Clifton Nesmith (grandson of James Willis Nesmith), a Representative from Oregon; born in The Dalles, Wasco County, Oreg., June 10, 1879; attended the public schools at Rickreall, Oreg., and the Bishop Scott Academy, Portland, Oreg.; was graduated from the University of Oregon at Eugene in 1901; reporter on the Morning Oregonian 1901-1903; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Rickreall, Oreg., 1903-1906; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1906 and commenced practice in Portland; secretary of the Republican State central committee in 1908; secretary to Gov. Frank W. Benson 1908-1911; member of the State house of representatives 1909-1913 and served as speaker two sessions; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession and his former business activities in Portland, Oreg., where he died December 9, 1923; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in the vaults of the Portland Cremation Association.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "McArthur, Clifton Nesmith," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1519 Original Sources, accessed January 26, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8E7HL99VS44KQVV.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "McArthur, Clifton Nesmith." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1519, Original Sources. 26 Jan. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8E7HL99VS44KQVV.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'McArthur, Clifton Nesmith' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1519. Original Sources, retrieved 26 January 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8E7HL99VS44KQVV.