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Eugene Octave Sykes

Eugene Octave Sykes

American politician
Eugene Octave Sykes
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Intro American politician
Was Politician
From United States of America
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 16 July 1867, Aberdeen
Death 21 June 1945, Washington, D.C. (aged 77 years)
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Eugene Octave Sykes, Jr. (July 16, 1876 – June 21, 1945) was a judge on the Mississippi Supreme Court. He served as the first Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 1934 to 1935.

Biography

He was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi on July 16, 1876 to Eugene Octave Sykes, Sr. and India Rogers. He attended St. John's College High School and the United States Naval Academy, and the University of Mississippi for his graduate degtree.

He served on the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1916 to 1924, appointed by Theodore Bilbo. Calvin Coolidge appointed him to the Federal Radio Commission in 1927. He served as the first Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 1934 and 1935.

He died of a heart attack on June 21, 1945 in Washington, DC.

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