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William Paine Sheffield

William Paine Sheffield, American congressman. member sch; member Rhode Island Ho; member 61st Congress (1909-1911), 1st Rhode Island Dist; member Rep.


  • Sheffield, William Paine was born on June 1, 1857 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Son of William P. and Lilias White (Sanford) Sheffield.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1877, A.M., 1880. Law student at Paris, and at Harvard, 1878-1879.


    • In practice at Newport, since 1880. Member school committee, 1883-1902. Member Rhode Island House of Representatives, 1885-1887, 1889-1890, 1894-1896, 1899-1901.

      Member 61st Congress (1909-1911), 1st Rhode Island District. Member Republican National Committee, May since 1911.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member sch; member Rhode Island Ho. Member 61st Congress (1909-1911), 1st Rhode Island Dist. Member Rep.


    • Married Mary Stevens Burdick, October 16, 1889.
    • father: William P. Sheffield
    • mother: Lilias White (Sanford) Sheffield
    • spouse: Mary Stevens Burdick
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    Died October 19, 1919
    (aged 62)