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William Oscar Atkeson

William Oscar Atkeson, American congressman. Odd Fellow, Woodman.


  • Atkeson, William Oscar was born on August 24, 1854 in near Buffalo, West Virginia, United States. Son of Thomas and Virginia Harris (Brown) Atkeson.

  • Education

    • Kentucky U., 1873-1874. Graduate Fairmont (West Virginia) State Normal School, 1875. A.M., Pleasureville (Kentucky) Normal College.


    • Admitted to the Missouri bar in 1882. Prosecuting attorney Bates Company, Missouri, 1891-1892. Deputy labor commissioner, Missouri, 1910-1912.

      Newspaper man; member 67th Congress (1921-1923), 6th Missouri District.


    • Author: History of Bates County, Missouri, 1918. From the Marais des Cygnes, 1920. State warehouse commissioner, by appointment of governor of Missouri, term 1923-1927.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Odd Fellow, Woodman.


    • Married Lizzie W. Warnick, May 21, 1884 (died 1899). Children: Oscar Clark (deceased), Virginia Wheat (deceased), Gladys C. (Mistress.
    • father: Thomas Atkeson
    • mother: Virginia Harris (Brown) Atkeson
    • spouse: Lizzie W. Warnick
    • children: Oscar Clark Atkeson (deceased)
    • Virginia Wheat Atkeson (deceased)
    • Gladys C. (Mrs Atkeson
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    Born August 24, 1854
    Died 1932
    (aged 77)