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William Henry HINEBAUGH

(1867-1943)

HINEBAUGH, William Henry, a Representative from Illinois; born near Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., December 16, 1867; attended the common schools, Litchfield High School, the State normal school at Ypsilanti, Mich., and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; moved to Illinois and settled in Ottawa in 1891; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Ottawa; appointed assistant prosecuting attorney of La Salle County in December 1900; judge of the La Salle County Court 1902-1912; president of the State Association of County Judges of Illinois 1908-1910; elected and reelected chairman of the Republican county central committee, but resigned in July 1912 to join the Progressive Party; elected as a Progressive to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Ottawa, Ill.; assistant attorney general of Illinois 1916-1922; president and general counsel of the Central Life Insurance Co., of Illinois, and resided in Chicago; moved to Albion, Mich., in 1933 and continued the practice of law until his death there September 22, 1943; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Litchfield, Mich.

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

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