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William Medcalf KINSEY

(1846-1931)

KINSEY, William Medcalf, a Representative from Missouri; born in Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, October 28, 1846; attended Hopedale Academy, Harrison County, Ohio, and Monmouth College, Illinois; became a resident of Muscatine County, Iowa, in 1863; studied law at the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 1871; was admitted to the bar in 1872 and commenced practice in Muscatine County, Iowa, the same year; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1875 and engaged in the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in St. Louis, Mo.; judge of the circuit court of the city of St. Louis 1904-1917; during the First World War was chairman of the draft examining board in Carondelet; resumed the practice of his profession; died in St. Louis, Mo., June 20, 1931; interment in Sunset Hill Burial Park, St. Louis County, Mo.

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

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