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William Henry HEALD

(1864-1939)

HEALD, William Henry, a Representative from Delaware; born in Wilmington, Del., August 27, 1864; was graduated from the public schools of Wilmington, from the University of Delaware at Newark in 1883 and from the law department of George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1888; national bank examiner for the States of Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon 1888-1892; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Wilmington, Del., in 1897; postmaster of Wilmington 1901-1905; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1913); was not a candidate for renomination in 1912; resumed the practice of law in Wilmington, Del.; also engaged in banking; member of the board of trustees of the University of Delaware 1915-1939 and served as president from 1936 until his death; died in Wilmington, Del., June 3, 1939; interment in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery.

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

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