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Warren Barkley ENGLISH

(1840-1913)

ENGLISH, Warren Barkley, a Representative from California; born in Charles Town, Va. (now West Virginia), May 1, 1840; attended the public schools and Charles Town Academy until June 1861; served in the Confederate Army; moved to Oakland, Calif., and attended the California Military Academy; elected a member of the board of supervisors of Contra Costa County in 1877 and served four years; elected State senator in 1882; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Samuel G. Hilborn to the Fifty-third Congress and took his seat April 4, 1894, serving until March 3, 1895; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; engaged in the real estate business in Oakland, Calif.; in 1905 moved to Sonoma County, Calif., where he engaged in viticulture; died in Santa Rosa, Calif., January 9, 1913; interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.

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

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