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William Newell VAILE

(1876-1927)

VAILE, William Newell, a Representative from Colorado; born in Kokomo, Howard County, Ind., June 22, 1876; moved with his parents to Denver, Colo., in 1881; attended the public schools and was graduated from Yale University in 1898; during the Spanish-American War served as a private in the First Regiment of the Connecticut Volunteer Field Artillery from May 19, 1898, to October 25, 1898; studied law at the University of Colorado and Harvard Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced the practice of law in Denver, Colo.; served on the Mexican border from June 28 to December 1, 1916, as a second lieutenant in the First Separate Battalion, National Guard of Colorado; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1919, until his death in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo., on July 2, 1927; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Sixty-eighth Congress); interment in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.

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

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