Ezekiel C. Gathings

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Ezekiel Candler Gathings
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1969
Preceded by William J. Driver
Succeeded by Bill Alexander, Jr.
Member of the Arkansas Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1903-11-10)November 10, 1903
Prairie, Mississippi
Died May 2, 1979(1979-05-02) (aged 75)
West Memphis, Arkansas
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

Ezekiel Candler "Took" Gathings (November 10, 1903 – May 2, 1979) was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas.

Born in Prairie, Mississippi, Gathings attended the public schools and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1929. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Helena, Arkansas. He moved to West Memphis, Arkansas, in 1932 and continued the practice of law. He served in the State senate 1935–1939.

Gathings was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1969). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He served as a member of West Memphis, Arkansas, Port Authority.

Gathings resided in West Memphis, Arkansas, where he died May 2, 1979. He was interred in Crittenden Memorial Park, Marion, Arkansas.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William J. Driver
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Bill Alexander

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.