STINESS, Walter Russell, (1854 - 1924)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

STINESS, Walter Russell, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Smithfield, Providence County, R.I., March 13, 1854; attended the public schools and was a student at Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1873 and 1874; served in the city council in 1875; was graduated from Boston University Law School in 1877; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Providence, R.I.; member of the State house of representatives 1878-1881; clerk of the justice court of Providence 1879-1885; aide-de-camp on the staff of Gov. A.O. Bourn 1883-1885; State railroad commissioner 1888-1891; assistant judge advocate general of Rhode Island 1888-1898; judge advocate general 1898-1913; member of the State senate 1904-1909; chairman of the commission to revise the statutes of Rhode Island in 1909; United States attorney for the district of Rhode Island 1911-1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1923); was not a candidate for renomination in 1922; lived in retirement in Warwick, R.I., until his death there March 17, 1924; interment in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.