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William Strother Cowherd

William Strother Cowherd, American congressman. member 55th to 58th Congresses (1897-1905), 5th Missouri District.

Background

  • Cowherd, William Strother was born on September 1, 1860 in Jackson Company, Missouri, United States. Son of Charles J. and Emily S. Cowherd.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Missouri, 1881, Bachelor of Laws, 1882.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1882, and began practice at Kansas City. Assistant prosecuting attorney, Jackson Company, 1885-1889. 1st assistant city counselor, 1890-1892.

      Mayor Kansas City, 1892-1894. Member 55th to 58th Congresses (1897-1905), 5th Missouri District. Democratic nominee for government of Missouri, 1908.

    Membership

    Member 55th to 58th Congresses (1897-1905), 5th Missouri District.

    Connections

    • Married Jessie Kitchen, September 25, 1889.
    • father: Charles J.
    • mother: Emily S. Cowherd
    • spouse: Jessie Kitchen
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    Born September 1, 1860
    Died June 20, 1915
    (aged 54)
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