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William Ledyard Stark
From 1902's Around the Capital with Uncle Hank
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Nebraska's 4th district
March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1903
|Eugene Jerome Hainer|
|Edmund H. Hinshaw|
|Born||July 29, 1853|
|Died||November 11, 1922 (aged 69)|
Tarpon Springs, Florida
William Ledyard Stark (July 29, 1853 - November 11, 1922) was an American Populist Party politician.
Born in Mystic, Connecticut on July 29, 1853, Stark moved to Wyoming, Illinois, in 1872. He taught school and worked as a clerk at a store. He attended Union College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. He was admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court of Illinois in January 1878.
Stark moved to Aurora, Nebraska, in February 1878, serving as superintendent of city schools in Aurora. He became deputy district attorney and then judge of the Hamilton County Court in Hamilton County, Nebraska. He served in the Nebraska National Guard as a major and Judge Advocate General. He ran for the United States House of Representatives in 1895 and 1897 as a Populist, losing the first time and before being elected to the 55th United States Congress on his second attempt . He was reelected to the 56th and 57th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1897 to March 3, 1903.
Stark died in Tarpon Springs, Florida on November 11, 1922. He is buried in the city cemetery in Aurora.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Eugene Jerome Hainer (R)
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 4th congressional district
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1903
Edmund H. Hinshaw (R)
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