WOODBURN, William, (1838 - 1915)


WOODBURN, William, a Representative from Nevada; born in County Wicklow, Ireland, April 14, 1838; immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1849; attended St. Charles College, Maryland; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced the practice of law in Virginia City, Nev.; district attorney of Storey County, Nev., in 1871 and 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); elected to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); resumed the practice of his profession in Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; died in Carson City, Nev., January 15, 1915; interment in St. Theresa Cemetery.