Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Owens, William Claiborne

Owens, William Claiborne, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., October 17, 1849; attended the common schools, also Kentucky Wesleyan College, Millersburg Ky., Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., and was graduated from Columbia Law College, New York City, in 1872; was admitted to the bar in the same year and commenced practice in Georgetown, Ky.; prosecuting attorney for Scott County from 1874 to 1877, when he resigned; member of the State house of representatives 1877-1887 and served as speaker in 1882 and 1883; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Hancock and English in 1880; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1892; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; became affiliated with the Republican Party in 1896; major in the Second Regiment, Kentucky Volunteers, during the Spanish-American War in 1898; moved to Louisville, Ky., in 1900 and resumed the practice of law; died in Louisville, Ky., November 18, 1925; interment in Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Ky.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Owens, William Claiborne," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1643 Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPCECH1CZZKN8DU.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Owens, William Claiborne." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1643, Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPCECH1CZZKN8DU.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Owens, William Claiborne' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1643. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPCECH1CZZKN8DU.