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SPRINGER, WILLIAM MCKENDREE: 1836-1903.

William McKendree Springer was born in Sullivan County, Ind., on May 30, 1836. He was the son of Thomas B. Springer. He graduated from Indiana University in 1858 and received the A.M. degree in 1861 and LL.D. degree in 1886 from Illinois College. He married Rebecca Ruter on Dec. 15, 1859. Springer was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1859. He was elected to the Illinois legislature in 1872 and was a member of the U.S. Congress, 1875-95. He served as chairman of the ways and means committee and authored the Springer bill that organized the Oklahoma Territory. He aided in legislation that established the judicial system for the Indian Territory and bills that admitted new western states to the Union. Springer served as federal judge for the northern district of the Indian Territory, 1895--99, and resumed law practice in Washington, D.C., in 1900. He died in 1903.

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  • Tariff Reform, the Paramount Issue: Speeches and Writings on the Questions Involved in the Presidential Contest of 1892. New York, 1892.Search "Tariff Reform, the Paramount Issue: Speeches and Writings on the
                                        Questions Involved in the Presidential Contest of 1892" by SPRINGER, WILLIAM MCKENDREE: 1836-1903. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Supreme Court Against Imperialism. Washington. D.C., 1900.Search "Supreme Court Against Imperialism" by SPRINGER, WILLIAM MCKENDREE: 1836-1903. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
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