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Thompson - WIlliam Howard

Source: Thompson, William Howard (1871-1928) -- also known as William  H. Thompson -- of Garden City, Finney County, Kan. Son-in-law of  Andrew J. Felt. Born in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind.,  October 14, 1871. Democrat. District judge in Kansas, 1906-13;  U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1913-19; defeated, 1918; delegate to  Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1916; candidate for  U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1922. Died in 1928.  Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C. (The Political  Graveyard)
THOMPSON, William Howard, 1871-1928
 Senate Years of Service: 1913-1919
 Party: Democrat
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THOMPSON, William Howard, a Senator from Kansas; born in  Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., October 14, 1871; moved  with his parents to Nemaha County, Kans., in 1880; attended the  public schools; graduated from the Seneca Normal School in 1886  and from the Lawrence Business College in 1891; official court  reporter of the twenty-second judicial district of Kansas  1891-1894; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and  commenced practice in Seneca; clerk of the Kansas Court of  Appeals in Topeka and practiced law 1897-1901; moved to Iola,  Kans., in 1901 and continued the practice of law; county attorney  of Allen County; moved to Garden City in 1905; judge of the  thirty-second judicial district of Kansas 1906-1913, when he  resigned, having been elected Senator; elected as a Democrat to  the United States Senate in 1912 and served from March 4, 1913,  to March 3, 1919; unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the  United States Senate in 1918; chairman, Committee on Expenditures  in the Departments of Commerce and Labor (Sixty-third Congress),  Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce  (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses), Committee to Audit and  Control the Contingent Expense (Sixty-fifth Congress); resumed  the practice of law at Kansas City, Kans., in 1919; moved to  Tulsa, Okla., in 1923 and practiced law in Kansas City and Tulsa;  moved to Washington, D.C., in 1927, where he continued the  practice of law, and died there on February 9, 1928; interment in  Glenwood Cemetery.
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