William H. Douglas

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William Douglas, Congressman from New York.

William Harris Douglas (December 5, 1853 – January 27, 1944) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in New York City, Douglas attended private schools and the College of the City of New York. He entered the exporting and importing trade.

Douglas was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1905). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1904. He resumed his former business pursuits. He served as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1908, 1912, and 1916. He died in New York City on January 27, 1944. He was interred in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, New York.


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