Notes for David Bagby: According to the Official Manual of the State of Missouri, 1923-1924:
"David Bagby, Jr. (Democrat), Senator from 14th district; born October 19, 1886, at Roanoke, Howard County, Missouri; educated at Fayette High School and Central College, and the University of Paris, France. He resides in Fayette, where he practices law. During the World War, he was a member of the Ambulance Company 138 of the 35th Division from July 27, 1917 to July 22, 1919. Served as member of the Missouri legislative reception committee with Senators Proctor and Lysaght, Representative McPherson and General Raupp to meet General Pershing and General Foch at New York and accompany them to the National convention of the American Legion at the time of its meeting in Kansas City. He was prosecuting attorney of Howard County, 1913-17, inclusive; and in 1920 was elected to the House of Representatives. In 1922 he was elected to the Senate and served in the 52nd General Assembly as chairman of Committees on Railroads and Internal Improvements, and Engrossed Bills, and as member of Committees on Judiciary; Criminal Jurisprudence; Private Corporations; Eleemosynary and Penal Institutions and Public Health; Labor, Commerce, and Manufactories; and Rules and Joint Rules."
His name appears in the roll call of representatives in the Journal of the House of Representatives, 1921 (representing Howard County) and in the roll call of senators in the Journal of the Missouri Senate, 1923.
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It is a shame that this promising young man died so young, just as his star was rising. JMB Friday, 26 Dec 1924, Vol 38 No. 36--A FATAL ACCIDENT NEAR FAYETTE--David Bagby Instantly Killed and Luman Spry Injured When Auto Rolls Down Embankment.--State Senator David Bagby, Jr., of Fayette, was instantly killed about 7 o'clock Friday the 19 the evening of last week in an auto accident, the car skidding and rolling down an embankment. Mr. Bagby was with Luman Spry, county superintendent of schools, the latter being at the wheel. when about two miles south of Fayette and after having almost ascended a steep hill, the car began to skid and plunged over an embankment leading to a bridge in spite of Mr. Spry's efforts to bring it under control. Mr. Spry was only slightly scratched and as soon as he could extricate himself from the wreck he went for assistance. Mr. Bagby was one of Fayette's prominent attorneys and was the son of R. M. Bagby, also an able attorney. Deceased was 38 years old and was born at Roanoke, where he received his early education. He later graduated from Central College and from the University of Paris, France. He had served two terms as prosecuting attorney of Howard county, two terms in the house of representatives and at the time of his death was serving as state senator from the fourteenth district. He served in the World War in the 35th Division, and in 1919, while a member of the house was a member of the committee to meet Generals Pershing and Foch at New York and escort them to Kansas City. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at Fayette. Deceased was a cousin of J. B. Terrill of this place and was quite well known here.
More About David Bagby: Burial: Fayette City Cemetery.. Graduation: Law Drgree. Att. Fayett, MO. Paris France.. Military service: Pvt.1CL 110 SN, TN 35 Div.. Occupation 1: 1922, Elected Missouri State Senator. Occupation 2: Bet. 1920 - 1922, Member of MO. State Legislature.