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  McKeighan, William A.
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NameWilliam A. McKeighan
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Red Cloud, Nebraska , United States
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Born January 19, 1842
DiedDecember 15, 1895 (53 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Jun 23, 2015 03:23am
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InfoMcKEIGHAN, William Arthur, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Millville, Cumberland County, N.J., January 19, 1842; moved with his parents to Fulton County, Ill., in 1848; attended the common schools; during the Civil War enlisted in the Eleventh Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, in September 1861; at the close of the war located on a farm near Pontiac, Ill., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Nebraska in 1880 and resumed agricultural pursuits near Red Cloud; took an active interest in organizing the Farmers’ Alliance; probate judge of Webster County 1885-1887; unsuccessful candidate in 1888 for election to the Fifty-first Congress; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate in 1894 for reelection to the Fifty-fourth Congress; died in Hastings, Adams County, Nebr., December 15, 1895; interment in Red Cloud Cemetery, Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebr.


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  11/06/1894 NE - District 05 Lost 47.52% (-2.95%)
  11/08/1892 NE - District 05 Won 53.72% (+10.01%)
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