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Edward James LIVERNASH

(1866-1938)

LIVERNASH, Edward James, (subsequently Edward James de Nivernais), a Representative from California; born in Lower Calveritas, a California mining camp, near San Andreas, February 14, 1866; attended the common schools of California; became a printer at the age of fifteen, and a year later founded a country newspaper at Cloverdale, Calif.; studied law in preparation for journalism; was admitted to the bar in 1887; joined the staff of the San Francisco Examiner in 1891 and held various editorial posts; was sent by the Klondike miners in 1897 as commissioner to the Dominion of Canada to urge a modification of onerous laws; elected on a Democratic and Union Labor ticket to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); became the editor of the Denver News in 1906; resided in France from 1909 to 1912, when he returned to the United States and settled near Belmont, Calif.; engaged in study and literary pursuits; after his congressional service he resumed the French form of the family name, de Nivernais, by decree of court; died in Agnew, Calif., June 1, 1938; remains were cremated at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma, Calif.

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

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