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William Ewart HUMPHREY

(1862-1934)

HUMPHREY, William Ewart, a Representative from Washington; born near Alamo, Montgomery County, Ind., March 31, 1862; attended the common schools; was graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1887; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1887 and commenced practice in Crawfordsville; moved to Seattle, Wash., in 1893 and continued the practice of law; corporation counsel of the city of Seattle 1898-1902; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1917); did not seek renomination in 1916, having become a Senatorial aspirant; resumed the practice of law in Seattle; appointed February 25, 1925, by President Coolidge as a member of the Federal Trade Commission and served until September 1933; died in Washington, D.C., February 14, 1934; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.

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

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