Snyder S. Kirkpatrick
Born near Mulkey, Illinois, Kirkpatrick attended the common schools. During the Civil War, he served in the One Hundred and Thirty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, in 1864. Kirkpatrick engaged in mercantile pursuits in 1865. He entered the law school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1867 before returning to Illinois. He was admitted to the bar by the supreme court of Illinois on June 30, 1868, and commenced practice at Cairo.
In 1873, Kirkpatrick moved to Kansas and settled in Fredonia, engaging in the practice of law. He was elected prosecuting attorney of Wilson County in 1880, and served as a member of the Kansas State senate from 1889-1893.
Kirkpatrick was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress. He was then elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897). He ran for reelection to the Fifty-fifth Congress and for election to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses but was unsuccessful. Kirkpatrick served as member of the Kansas State house of representatives 1903-1905.
Kirkpatrick died in Fredonia, Kansas, April 5, 1909 and was interred in Fredonia Cemetery.
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