TRELOAR, William Mitchellson, (1850 - 1935)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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TRELOAR, William Mitchellson, a Representative from Missouri; born near Linden, Iowa County, Wis., September 21, 1850; attended the common schools; moved to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, in 1864 and attended the high school and the Iowa Wesleyan University at Mount Pleasant; moved to Missouri in 1872; taught at Mount Pleasant College, Huntsville, Mo., 1872-1875; moved to Mexico, Audrain County, Mo., in 1875 and taught in the Synodical Female College in Fulton, Hardin College in Mexico, Mo., and the public schools of Mexico, Mo.; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; postmaster of Mexico, Mo., in 1898 and served until March 16, 1904; engaged in the music publishing business at Kansas City, Mo., in 1905; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1915 and continued the music publishing business; also engaged in teaching and composing music; served as election judge 1920-1924; died in St. Louis, Mo., July 3, 1935; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery.