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Duncan E. McKINLAY

(1862-1914)

McKINLAY, Duncan E., a Representative from California; born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, October 6, 1862; attended the common schools; later learned the trade of carriage painting and worked in Flint, Mich., and San Francisco, Sacramento, and Santa Rosa, Calif.; studied law; was admitted to the bar by the supreme court of California in 1892 and commenced practice in Santa Rosa, Calif.; second assistant United States attorney at San Francisco 1901-1904; first assistant United States attorney 1904-1907; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; appointed by President Taft as United States surveyor of customs for the port of San Francisco, Calif., in 1910; died in Berkeley, Calif., December 30, 1914; interment in Sunset Cemetery.

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

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