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David Dickson TERRY (FAMOUS)

Mount Holly Cemetery
Pulaski County,

US Congressman from Arkansas
Dedicated Citizen

31 January 1881 – 06 October 1963

David Dickson Terry was born January 31, 1881, in Little Rock to William Leake and Mollie Dickson Terry. He married Adolphine Fletcher on July 7, 1910. He attended the public schools in Little Rock, the Bethel Military Academy in Fauquier County, VA, the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, and in 1903 graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, department of law. He was admitted to the bar in 1903 and established his practice in Little Rock that year. He later attended the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. During World War I David enlisted on June 5, 1918, later commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry, and was discharged on December 20, 1918. He served as a member of the Little Rock School Board from 1930 to 1934. His public service activities included: membership on the board of the local Y.M.C.A.; National Director of the Boys’ Clubs of America; Board Chairman of the Family Service Agency of Pulaski County; Director of the Mississippi Valley Association; and, President of the Pulaski County Historical Association. He was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 1933, then to the US. House of Representatives as a Congressman from Arkansas from December 19, 1933, to January 3, 1943. He was first elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third US Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Heartsill Ragon, then reelected to four additional terms. While in office he played an important role in helping to establish Camp Robinson in North Little Rock and the US Army’s Pine Bluff Arsenal. He was not a candidate for renomination in1942, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for US Senator that year. Afterward he was engaged in his law practice and was appointed to the position of Director of the Division of Flood Control with the Water and Soil Conservation of the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission from 1945 to 1953. The David D. Terry Lock and Dam at Dardanelle is named in his honor.

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Submitted: 6/3/08 • Approved: 11/29/08 • Last Updated: 7/27/12 • R26157-G0-S3

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