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William Thomas TYNDALL

(1862-1928)

TYNDALL, William Thomas, a Representative from Missouri; born in Sparta, Christian County, Mo., January 16, 1862; attended the public schools, Henderson Academy at Sparta, and Sparta Academy; engaged in teaching at Sparta 1884-1895; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Sparta; appointed postmaster of Sparta, Mo., by President Harrison and served from March 23, 1891, to November 14, 1893; again appointed postmaster by President McKinley, and served from December 8, 1897, to January 7, 1905; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Sparta, Mo.; moved to Bartlesville, Okla., in 1912 and continued the practice of law until his death there November 26, 1928; interment in a mausoleum in White Rose Cemetery.

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

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