Representative William Joseph HYNES

YEARS 1843-1915
OFFICE Representative
STATE Arkansas
POLITICAL PARTY Liberal Republican
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 43rd (1873-1875)

Representative William Joseph HYNES Biography

HYNES, William Joseph, a Representative from Arkansas; born in County Clare, Ireland, March 31, 1843; immigrated to the United States in 1854 and settled in New York; attended the public schools of Massachusetts; learned the art of printing; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice in Little Rock, Ark.; elected as a Liberal Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; moved to Chicago in 1876 and resumed the practice of his profession; retired from the practice of law in 1910 and moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he remained until his death, April 2, 1915; interment in Calvary vault.H View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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