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James Richard WADDILL

(1842-1917)

WADDILL, James Richard, a Representative from Missouri; born in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., November 22, 1842; attended private schools and Springfield College; during the Civil War enlisted as a private in the Union Army and served from 1861 to 1863, when he resigned, having attained the rank of first lieutenant; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1864 and commenced practice in Springfield, Mo.; prosecuting attorney of Greene County 1874-1876; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); resumed the practice of law and also engaged in mining operations near Joplin, Mo.; died in Deming, Luna County, N.Mex., June 14, 1917; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

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

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