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William H. Boyce

William H. Boyce, American congressman. member 68th Congress (1923-1925), at large Del; member Committee on Rivers and Harbors.

Background

  • Boyce, William H. was born on November 28, 1855 in Sussex Company, Delaware, United States. Son of James H. and Sarah J. (Otwell) Boyce.

  • Education

    • Practiced law, Georgetown, Delaware, 1887-1897. President of the board education, 1883-1886, town commissioner, 1895-1897, Georgetown: principal public schools, Laurel, Delaware, 1875-1880, high schools, Oxford, Maryland., 1880-1881. Recorder deeds Sussex Company, Delaware, 1881-1886.

      Chairman Sussex Company Democratic Committee, 1893-1897. Secretary of state, of Delaware, 1897, resigned. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1896, 1924.

      Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware, 1897-1909, resident in Sussex Company. Reappointed 1909, resident in Kent Company, and state judicial reporter, 1909-1921. Retired, June 15, 1921.

      Member 68th Congress (1923-1925), at large Delaware. Member Committee on Rivers and Harbors. Former president Delaware Citizens’ Association.

      President Elizabeth W. Murphey School for indigent white children in Kent and Sussex counties. Deputy P.E. General Convention, 1904, 28. Former captain Delaware National Guard.

    Career

    • President of the board education, 1883-1886, town commrs. Delegate Dem; Delaware Citizens’ Association. President Elizabeth W. Murphey School for indigent white children in Kent and Sussex counties.

      General Convention, 1904, 28. Delaware National Guard Episcopalian.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member 68th Congress (1923-1925), at large Del. Member Committee on Rivers and Harbors.

    Connections

    • Married Emma E. Valliant, October 25, 1882. Children: Valliant (deceased), James I. (deceased).
    • father: James H. Boyce
    • mother: Sarah J. (Otwell) Boyce
    • spouse: Emma E. Valliant
    • children: Valliant Boyce (deceased)
    • James I. Boyce (deceased)
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    Born November 28, 1855
    Died February 6, 1942
    (aged 86)
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