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William A. Poynter

William A. Poynter, American governor. Member Nebraska legislature, 1885; member State commission, Trans-Mississippi Exposition, 1898.

Background

  • Poynter, William A. was born on May 29, 1848 in Eureka, Illinois, United States. Son of Review W. C. Poynter.

  • Education

    • Graduate Eureka College, 1867.

    Career

    • Member Nebraska legislature, 1885. State senator, 1891, and president pro tem. Candidate for Congress, 1893.

      Member State commission, Trans-Mississippi Exposition, 1898. Supreme commander American Order of Protection, January 1, from 1901. Governor of Nebraska, 1899-1901.

      Fusionist. Home: Lincoln, Neb.

    Membership

    Member Nebraska legislature, 1885. Member State commission, Trans-Mississippi Exposition, 1898.

    Connections

    • Married Marie McCorkle, 1869.
    • father: Review W. C. Poynter. Poynter
    • spouse: Marie McCorkle
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    Born March 29, 1848
    Died 1909
    (aged 60)
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