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  Lamar, William B.
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NameWilliam B. Lamar
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Monticello, Florida , United States
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Born June 12, 1853
DiedSeptember 26, 1928 (75 years)
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Jul 26, 2015 09:26pm
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InfoLAMAR, William Bailey, (nephew of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar), a Representative from Florida; born near Monticello, Jefferson County, Fla., June 12, 1853; attended Jefferson Academy at Monticello and the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., where he resided from 1866 until 1873; returned to Florida in the latter year; was graduated from the Lebanon Law School, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1875; was admitted to the bar; commenced practice in Tupelo, Miss.; clerk of the circuit court of Jefferson County, Fla., January 1877 to January 1881; judge of the county court of Jefferson County 1883-1886; member of the State house of representatives in 1887 and was chosen speaker, but declined; attorney general of Florida 1889-1903; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, and Sixtieth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1909); did not seek renomination; unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for United States Senator in 1908; national commissioner to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition at San Francisco in 1915; moved to Washington, D.C., in 1916; died at his winter home in Thomasville, Thomas County, Ga., September 26, 1928; interment in Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Ga.

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