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William Stanley West

William Stanley West, American senator. Member Christian (Disciples) Church.


  • West, William Stanley was born on August 23, 1849 in Marion County, Georgia, United States. Son of James and Mary A. (Hunter) West.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Mercer U., Macon, Georgia, 1880, A.M., 1883. Bachelor of Laws, Law Department same university, 1883.


    • Began practice Valdosta, Georgia, 1883. Planter and mill man. President and general manager Valdosta St. Railway Company.

      Member Georgia House of Representatives, 1892-1901, State Senate, 4 years (president 1905-1906). Delegate at large Democratic National Convention, Denver, 1908. Appointed, March 2, 1914, by Governor John M. Slaton, to fill vacancy in the United States Senate caused by death of Honorary Augustus O. Bacon.

      Chairman board S. Georgia State Normal College. Trustee University of Georgia.



    Member Christian (Disciples) Church.


    • Married Ora Lee Cranford, November 15, 1888.
    • father: James West
    • mother: Mary A. (Hunter) West
    • spouse: Ora Lee Cranford
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    Born August 23, 1849
    Died December 22, 1914
    (aged 65)