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William Smith MESICK

(1856-1942)

MESICK, William Smith, a Representative from Michigan; born in Newark, Wayne County, N.Y., August 26, 1856; attended the common schools, Kalamazoo (Mich.) Business College, and was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1881; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced the practice of his profession in Mancelona, Mich.; prosecuting attorney of Antrim County, Mich., for one term; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1901); chairman, Committee on Elections No. 3 (Fifty-sixth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed the practice of his profession in Mancelona and subsequently moved to Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich., and continued practice; died in Petoskey, Mich., on December 1, 1942; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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