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Cato Sells Papers


Cato Sells was born in Vinton, Iowa in 1859. He graduated from Cornell College at Mount Vernon, Iowa and began the study of law. In 1891, he married Miss Lola McDaniel at Vinton. In 1907, he opened a law office in Cleburne, Texas. He was National Democratic committeeman from Texas and became the state leader in the campaign to elect Woodrow Wilson. He served as Commissioner of Indian Affairs from 1913 - 1921. After his term, he moved to Fort Worth from Cleburne. He died in Fort Worth on December 30, 1948.


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Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of one box of speeches, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and other materials.

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