NEVILLE, William, (1843 - 1909)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

NEVILLE, William, (cousin of Bird Segle McGuire), a Representative from Nebraska; born in Nashville, Washington County, Ill., December 29, 1843; moved with his parents to Chester, Randolph County, in 1851; attended the public schools and McKendree College, Lebanon, Ill.; during the Civil War served in the Union Army as second sergeant in Company H, One Hundred and Forty-second Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Chester, Ill., in 1874 and practiced; member of the Illinois house of representatives in 1872; moved to Nebraska in May 1874; moved to North Platte, Nebr., in April 1877 and continued the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; judge of the thirteenth judicial district 1891-1895; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William L. Greene; reelected to the Fifty-seventh Congress and served from December 4, 1899, to March 3, 1903; was not a candidate for renomination in 1902; resumed the practice of law; moved to Douglas, Ariz., in 1903 and resumed the practice of his profession; member of the Arizona house of representatives in 1905; died in Douglas, Ariz., April 5, 1909; interment in North Platte Cemetery, North Platte, Nebr.