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William L. Penfield, American lawyer. awards aggregating $2,250,000. member Rep.

Background

Penfield, William L. was born on April 2, 1846 in Dover, Lenawee County, Michigan, United States. Son of William and Lucinda (Felton) Penfield.

Education

Lived on farm in boyhood. Graduate University of Michigan, 1870.

Career

Instructor German and Latin, Adrian College, Michigan, 1870-1872. Admitted to bar, Adrian, 1872. Located as lawyer at Auburn, Indiana, 1873.

City attorney; member Republican State Committee, 1884. Presidential elector and electoral messenger, 1888. Delegate National Republican Convention, 1892.

Judge 35th circuit of Indiana, 1894-1897. Solicitor unites states department of State, 1897-1905. Resigned to resume law practice.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Authority on international law.

Membership

Member Rep.

Connections

Married Luna Walter, June 28, 1875.

father:
William Penfield

mother:
Lucinda (Felton) Penfield

spouse:
Luna Walter