Creator

Date Original

1909-1984

Description

This collection contains miscellaneous material related to William Oldfield, including articles, photocopies of photographs, and a memorial book.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Alan Oldfield (1874-1928) was born in Franklin, Izard County, Arkansas, to Milton and Mary Ann (Matheny) Oldfield. He was a school teacher, principal, and attorney. He also served in Company M, 2nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment, during the Spanish-American War. He married Fannie Pearl Peden in 1901. Oldfield served as the United States Representative from Arkansas from 1909 until his death in 1928. Oldfield was reelected to his tenth consecutive term, but died before he could take office. His wife, Pearl Oldfield, was elected to serve out his term, becoming the first woman from Arkansas elected to the House of Representatives.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.094.008

Resource Type

Text

Collection

W.A. Oldfield papers, SMC.094.008

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

W.A. Oldfield papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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