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William DAWSON

(1848-1929)

DAWSON, William, a Representative from Missouri; born in New Madrid, New Madrid County, Mo., March 17, 1848; was graduated from Christian Brothers’ College, St. Louis, Mo., in 1869; elected sheriff and collector of New Madrid County in 1870 and 1872; served as a member of the State house of representatives 1878-1884; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886; engaged in the land business in New Madrid, Mo.; served as clerk of the circuit court of New Madrid County 1915-1927; died in New Madrid, Mo., October 12, 1929; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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