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William Forgy McNAGNY

(1850-1923)

McNAGNY, William Forgy, a Representative from Indiana; born in Talmadge, Summit County, Ohio, April 19, 1850; moved in early life to Whitley County, Ind.; attended the public schools and the Springfield Academy, South Whitley, Ind.; taught school; worked on his father’s farm for six years; station agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. at Larwill, Ind., 1868-1875; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Columbia City, Ind., and died there August 24, 1923; interment in Masonic Cemetery.

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

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