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  Springer, William McKendree
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NameWilliam McKendree Springer
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Springfield, Illinois , United States
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Born May 30, 1836
DiedDecember 04, 1903 (67 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
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Jul 19, 2015 11:08pm
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InfoSPRINGER, William McKendree, a Representative from Illinois; born near New Lebanon, Sullivan County, Ind., May 30, 1836; moved to Jacksonville, Ill., with his parents in 1848; attended the public schools in New Lebanon and Jacksonville and the Illinois College at Jacksonville; was graduated from the University of Indiana at Bloomington in 1858; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and practiced in Lincoln and Springfield, Ill.; secretary of the State constitutional convention in 1862; traveled in Europe 1868-1871; member of the State house of representatives in 1871 and 1872; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1895); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Elections (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Forty-eighth Congress), Committee on Claims (Forty-ninth Congress), Committee on Territories (Fiftieth Congress), Committee on Ways and Means (Fifty-second Congress), Committee on Banking and Currency (Fifty-third Congress); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; again resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., in 1895; United States judge for the northern district of Indian Territory and chief justice of the United States Court of Appeals of Indian Territory by appointment of President Cleveland 1895-1900; again engaged in the practice of his profession in Washington, D.C., where he died on December 4, 1903; interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.

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