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William KIMMEL

(1812-1886)

KIMMEL, William, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., August 15, 1812; attended St. Mary’s and Baltimore Colleges; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Baltimore, Md.; interested in agricultural and business pursuits; State director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.; director in the Union Railroad Co. and in the Western Maryland extension; member of the State Democratic committee 1862-1866; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress; member of the State senate 1866-1871; a director of the Canton Co. of Baltimore 1869-1873; solicitor and land agent of the company in 1871 and 1872; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); resumed the practice of his profession in Baltimore, Md., and died there December 28, 1886; interment in Loudon Park Cemetery.

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

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