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John WELBORN

(1857-1907)

WELBORN, John, a Representative from Missouri; born near Aullville, Lafayette County, Mo., on November 20, 1857; attended the public schools; studied law at Warrensburg (Mo.) State Normal School; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and practiced in Lexington, Lafayette County, Mo.; city recorder in 1890 and 1891; mayor of Lexington 1896-1920; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1900; 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; died in Lexington, Mo., October 27, 1907; interment in Machpelah Cemetery.

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

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