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Horace Worth VAUGHAN

(1867-1922)

VAUGHAN, Horace Worth, a Representative from Texas; born near Jefferson, Marion County, Tex., December 2, 1867; attended the common schools of Linden, Cass County, Tex.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Texarkana, Tex., in 1886; city attorney of Texarkana 1890-1898; prosecuting attorney of Bowie County 1898-1906; district attorney for the fifth judicial district of Texas 1906-1910; member of the State senate in 1910; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; appointed by President Woodrow Wilson as United States district attorney at Honolulu, Hawaii, and served from December 22, 1915, to March 22, 1916; United States district judge in Hawaii from May 15, 1916, to April 4, 1922; died in Honolulu, Hawaii, November 10, 1922; interment in Nuuanu Cemetery.

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

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