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Snyder Solomon KIRKPATRICK

(1848-1909)

KIRKPATRICK, Snyder Solomon, a Representative from Kansas; born near Mulkey, Franklin County, Ill., February 21, 1848; attended the common schools; during the Civil War served in the One Hundred and Thirty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, in 1864; engaged in mercantile pursuits in 1865; entered the law school at Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1867; returned to Illinois; admitted to the bar by the supreme court of Illinois June 30, 1868, and commenced practice at Cairo; moved to Kansas in 1873 and settled in Fredonia; engaged in the practice of law; elected prosecuting attorney of Wilson County in 1880; member of the State senate 1889-1893; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Fifty-fifth Congress and for election to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses; member of the State house of representatives 1903-1905; died in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kans., April 5, 1909; interment in Fredonia Cemetery.

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

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