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Sam Sells Letter to Governor Hooper

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MPA-0352

Letter from U.S. Congressman Sam Sells to Governor Ben Hooper, advocating that a Dr. Acuff of Knoxville be appointed as the new Lieutenant of the Medical Corps of the National Guard.


  • May 20, 1912


The material in this collection is in English

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0.1 Linear Feet (One Folder)

Biographical/Historical Note

Sam Riley Sells (August 2, 1871 – November 2, 1935) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 1st congressional district of Tennessee.After moving to Johnson City, Tennessee, Sells engaged in the lumber business. He served as a member of the Tennessee Senate from 1909 to 1911.

Sells was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses. He served from March 4, 1911 to March 3, 1921, and was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920. During the Sixty-sixth Congress, he was the chairman of the United States House Committee on Pensions. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912, 1916 and 1932.

Resuming the lumber business in Johnson City, Tennessee, Sells also engaged in the manufacturing of shale brick and in numerous other enterprises.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA