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William Shields GOODWIN

(1866-1937)

GOODWIN, William Shields, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Warren, Bradley County, Ark., on May 2, 1866; attended the public schools, the Farmers’ Academy near Duluth, Ga., Cooledge’s Preparatory School, Moore’s College, Atlanta, Ga., and the Universities of Arkansas and Mississippi; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Warren, Ark.; member of the State house of representatives in 1895; served in the State senate 1905-1909; member of the board of trustees of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville 1907-1911; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920; reengaged in the practice of law in Warren, Ark., until his death there August 9, 1937; interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

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

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