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William Paine Sheffield

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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

Connections

Married Mary Stevens Burdick, October 16, 1889.

father:
William P. Sheffield

mother:
Lilias White (Sanford) Sheffield

spouse:
Mary Stevens Burdick