Duncan E. McKinlay

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Duncan E. McKinlay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 2nd district
In office
Preceded by Theodore A. Bell
Succeeded by William Kent
Personal details
Born (1862-10-06)October 6, 1862
Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Died December 30, 1914(1914-12-30) (aged 52)
Berkeley, California
Political party Republican
Occupation Attorney, carriage painter

Duncan E. McKinlay (October 6, 1862 – December 30, 1914) was a U.S. Representative from California.


Born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, McKinlay attended the common schools. He later learned the trade of carriage painting and worked in Flint, Michigan, and San Francisco, Sacramento, and Santa Rosa, California. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court of California in 1892 and commenced practice in Santa Rosa. He later served as second assistant United States attorney at San Francisco 1901–1904, and first assistant United States attorney 1904–1907.

McKinlay was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress. In 1910, President William Howard Taft appointed him United States surveyor of customs for the port of San Francisco, California. He died in Berkeley, California on December 30, 1914 and was interred in Sunset Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Theodore A. Bell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
William Kent

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.