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William H. Boyce

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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.

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)