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William Thomas Bland

William Thomas Bland, American congressman. Member 66th Congress (1919-1921), 5th Missouri District; Mason.

Background

  • Bland, William Thomas was born on January 21, 1861 in Weston, Virginia (now West Virginia). Son of William John and Columbia Madison (Jackson) Bland.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University of West Virginia, 1883, Bachelor of Laws, 1884. Special course in law, University of Virginia, 1884-1885.

    Career

    • Began practice at Weston, 1885. Removed to Atchison, Kansas, 1887. County attorney, Atchison Company, 1890-1892.

      Mayor, Atchison, 1894. Judge 2d Judicial District of Kansas, 1896-1900, reëlected for term, 1900-1904. Resigned, 1901, to engage in wholesale drug business.

      Vice president, later president, McPike Drug Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1901-1917 (retired). President 1st National Bank. Orlando, Florida.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member 66th Congress (1919-1921), 5th Missouri District.

    Connections

    • Married Bertha Helen McPike, August 19, 1891.
    • father: William John Bland
    • mother: Columbia Madison (Jackson) Bland
    • spouse: Bertha Helen McPike
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    Born January 21, 1861
    Died January 16, 1928
    (aged 66)
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