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William Thomas Bland

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William Thomas Bland, American congressman. Member 66th Congress (1919-1921), 5th Missouri District; Mason.

Background

Bland, William Thomas was born on January 21, 1861 in Weston, Virginia (now West Virginia). Son of William John and Columbia Madison (Jackson) Bland.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of West Virginia, 1883, Bachelor of Laws, 1884. Special course in law, University of Virginia, 1884-1885.

Career

Began practice at Weston, 1885. Removed to Atchison, Kansas, 1887. County attorney, Atchison Company, 1890-1892.

Mayor, Atchison, 1894. Judge 2d Judicial District of Kansas, 1896-1900, reëlected for term, 1900-1904. Resigned, 1901, to engage in wholesale drug business.

Vice president, later president, McPike Drug Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1901-1917 (retired). President 1st National Bank. Orlando, Florida.

Membership

Member 66th Congress (1919-1921), 5th Missouri District.

Connections

Married Bertha Helen McPike, August 19, 1891.

father:
William John Bland

mother:
Columbia Madison (Jackson) Bland

spouse:
Bertha Helen McPike