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Ezekiel S. Candler, Jr.

Born: Jan 18, 1862

Death: Dec 18, 1944

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Ezekiel S. Candler, Jr.

Date of Birth : Jan 18, 1862
Date of Death : Dec 18, 1944

Ezekiel Samuel Candler Jr. was a United States Representative from Mississippi. He was the nephew of Milton A. Candler and cousin of Allen Daniel Candler. He was born in Belleville, Florida. Later, he moved with his parents to Tishomingo County, Mississippi in 1870. He attended the common schools and Iuka Male Academy and was graduated from the law department of the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1881. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Iuka, Mississippi. Candler served as chairman of the Democratic executive committee of Tishomingo County, Mississippi in 1884. He moved to Corinth, Mississippi in 1887 and continued the practice of law. He was member of the Democratic executive committee of Alcorn County, Mississippi for several years. Candler was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and to the nine succeeding Congresses. In Congress, he served as chairman, Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic. He was unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920, losing to John E. Rankin. After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of his profession. He served as mayor of Corinth, Mississippi 1933-1937 and died there in 1944.

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