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Biography

ROYAL SAMUEL COPELAND was born in Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 7, 1868; attended the public schools and the Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, Mich.; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1889; took postgraduate courses in Europe; was house surgeon in the University of Michigan Haspital in 1889 and 1890; practiced medicine in Bay City, Mich., 1890–1895; professor in the medical school of the University of Michigan 1895–1908; during his residence in Ann Arbor, Mich., was mayor 1901-3, president of the park board 1905–6, president of the board of education 1907–8, and a member of the Michigan State tuberculosis board of trustees 1900–1908; moved to New York City in 1908; dean of the New York Flower Hospital and Medical College 1908–18; member of the United States pension examining board in 1917; commissioner of public health and president of the New York Board of Health 1918–23; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1922; reelected in 1928 and 1934, and served from March 4, 1923, until his death; author of several scientific works, and was nationally known for his writings and radio broadcasts on health problems; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as mayor for New York City in 1937; died in Washington, D. C., June 17, 1938; interment in Mahwah Cemetery, Mahwah, N. J.

In the House of Representatives

MONDAY, May 1, 1939.

Mr. BULWINKLE. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent for the present consideration of House Resolution 160:

The Clerk read as follows:

House Resolution 160

Resolved, That on Tuesday, May 30, 1939, immediately after the approval of the Journal, the House shall stand at recess for the purpose of holding the memorial services as arranged by the Committee on Memorials, under the provisions of clause 40-A of rule XI. The order of exercises and proceedings of the service shall be printed in the Congressional Record, and all Members shall have leave to extend their remarks in the Congressional Record until 10 legislative days thereafter on the life, character, and public service of the deceased Members. At the conclusion of the proceedings the Speaker shall call the House to order, and then, as a further mark of respect to the memories of the deceased, he shall declare the House adjourned.

The resolution was agreed to.

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