KINKAID, Moses Pierce, (1856 - 1922)


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KINKAID, Moses Pierce, a Representative from Nebraska; born near Morgantown, Monongalia County, W.Va., January 24, 1856; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1876; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Henry County, Ill., from 1876 until 1880 and in Pierre, S.Dak., in 1880 and 1881; moved to O’Neill, Nebr., and continued the practice of law; member of the State senate in 1883; district judge 1887-1900; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1902 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1903, until his death in Washington, D.C., July 6, 1922; chairman, Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses); interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery, O’Neill, Holt County, Nebr.