William S. Cowherd

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William S. Cowherd
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Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri
In office
1892–1893
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1905
Personal details
Born
William Strother Cowherd

(1860-09-01)September 1, 1860
near Lee's Summit, Missouri
Died June 20, 1915(1915-06-20) (aged 54)
Pasadena, California
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Missouri
Occupation Lawyer

William Strother Cowherd (September 1, 1860 – June 20, 1915) was a Democratic Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri from 1892–1893 and Congressman from Missouri from 1897–1905.

He was born near Lee's Summit, Missouri and attended schools there. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1881 and from the law school there in 1882. He was prosecuting attorney of Jackson County, Missouri from 1885–1889. He became first assistant city counselor of Kansas City in 1890; mayor of Kansas City in 1892; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1905).

After failing to be re-elected to Congress, he ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Missouri in 1908.[1]

In 1909, he moved to Pasadena, California, and continued the practice of his profession. He died in Pasadena on June 20, 1915.

He is buried in Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Benjamin Holmes
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri
1892–1893
Succeeded by
Webster Davis
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert T. Van Horn
United States Representative for the 5th Congressional District of Missouri
1897–1905
Succeeded by
Edgar C. Ellis

References

  1. ^ United States Congress. "COWHERD, William Strother (id: C000825)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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