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William Joshua DRIVER

(1873-1948)

DRIVER, William Joshua, a Representative from Arkansas; born near Osceola, Mississippi County, Ark., March 2, 1873; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Osceola, Ark.; member of the State house of representatives 1897-1899; judge of the second judicial circuit of Arkansas 1911-1918; member of the State constitutional convention in 1918; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1932; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1938; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in the banking business in Osceola, Ark., until his death there on October 1, 1948; interment in Violet Cemetery.

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

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