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William Francis Rhea

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William Francis Rhea, American congressman. member State senate 1885-1888; member, State corporation commission.

Background

Rhea, William Francis was born on April 20, 1859 in Washington Company, Virginia, United States. Son of Joseph W. and Elizabeth Rhea.

Education

Worked on farm and attended Oldfield School until 16 years of age. Attended college about 3 years. Studied law and admitted to bar, 1879.

Career

Judge Washington Company, Virginia, 1880-1885. Member State senate 1885-1888. Judge city court, Bristol, Virginia.

Resigned, 1895, and resumed law practice. Congressman 9th Virginia district, 1899-1903. Member, State corporation commission.

Membership

Member State senate 1885-1888. Member, State corporation commission.

Connections

Married Mary Chester Keebler, Bristol, Virginia, November, 1878.

father:
Joseph W.

mother:
Elizabeth Rhea

spouse:
Mary Chester Keebler