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William Oscar BARNARD

(1852-1939)

BARNARD, William Oscar, a Representative from Indiana; born near Liberty, Union County, Ind., October 25, 1852; moved with his parents to Dublin, Wayne County, Ind., in 1854, to Fayette County in 1856, and to Henry County in 1866; attended the common schools, and Spiceland Academy, Spiceland, Ind.; taught school for five years in Henry and Wayne Counties; admitted to the Indiana bar, 1876; prosecuting attorney of the eighteenth and fifty-third judicial circuits, 1887-1893; judge of the fifty-third judicial circuit court of Indiana, 1896-1902; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-second Congress in 1910; resumed the practice of law in New Castle, Ind.; died on April 8, 1939, in New Castle, Indiana; interment in Southmound Cemetery, New Castle, Ind.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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