Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Douglas, William Harris

Douglas, William Harris, a Representative from New York; born in New York City December 5, 1858; attended private schools and the College of the City of New York; entered the exporting and importing trade; senior member and president of the firm of Arkell & Douglas (Inc.), having branches in London, England, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and elsewhere; served as a member of the National and State chambers of commerce, the New York Produce Exchange, Maritime Exchange, Merchants’ Association, and various other institutions; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1905); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904; resumed his former business pursuits; delegate to the Republican National Conventions at Chicago in 1908, 1912, and 1916; died in New York City, N.Y., on January 27, 1944; interment in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, N.Y.

DOUGLASS, John Joseph, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in East Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 9, 1873; attended the public schools; was graduated from East Boston High School in 1889, from Boston College in 1893, and from the law department of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1896; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Boston, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives in 1899, 1900, 1906, and again in 1913; delegate to the Massachusetts constitutional convention in 1917 and 1918; author and playwright; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1928 and 1932; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934; resumed the practice of law; served as commissioner of penal institutions of Boston from 1935 until his death in West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Mass., April 5, 1939; interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Douglas, William Harris," 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.1099 Original Sources, accessed September 24, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L27XAWQ5XYDCY5N.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Douglas, William Harris." 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.1099, Original Sources. 24 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L27XAWQ5XYDCY5N.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Douglas, William Harris' 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.1099. Original Sources, retrieved 24 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L27XAWQ5XYDCY5N.