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William Dayton BOIES

(1857-1932)

BOIES, William Dayton, a Representative from Iowa; born on a farm in Boone County, Ill., January 3, 1857; moved with his parents to Buchanan County, Iowa, in 1873 and settled near Quasqueton; attended country schools and the public schools of Belvidere, Ill.; was graduated in law from the State University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1880; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Sanborn, O’Brien County, Iowa; moved to Sheldon, Iowa, in 1887 and continued the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election as judge of the district court in 1890; member of the school board of the independent school district of Sheldon 1900-1912; appointed judge of the district court of the fourth judicial district of Iowa January 1, 1913; on a division of this district became judge of the twenty-first judicial district of the State and in 1914 was elected for a term of four years, which position he resigned on March 31, 1918, to become a candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1929); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1926 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against George W. English, judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois; was not a candidate for renomination in 1928; died in Sheldon, Iowa, May 31, 1932; interment in Eastlawn Cemetery.

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

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