BORLAND, William Patterson, (1867 - 1919)


Campaign postcard 1908, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

BORLAND, William Patterson, a Representative from Missouri; born in Leavenworth, Kans., October 14, 1867; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1892; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Kansas City, Mo., the same year; assisted in the organization of the Kansas City School of Law and served as dean 1895-1909; member of the board of freeholders directed to draft a charter for Kansas City in 1898; also engaged as an author on law subjects; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, until his death; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; died near Coblenz, Germany, while on a Masonic mission abroad, on February 20, 1919; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.