Joseph Wayne Mercer
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|Joseph Wayne Mercer|
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Joseph Wayne Mercer (February 25, 1845 – March 13, 1906) was a U.S. politician from Missouri.
Mercer was born in Platte City, Missouri. He attended Chapel Hill College in Lafayette County, Missouri. During the American Civil War, he served in Confederate Army, and was wounded at the battles of Lexington, Pea Ridge, Pine Bluff, losing his right arm in the latter. Following the war, he moved to Independence, Missouri, where he was a schoolteacher. Entering politics, he was elected to the Independence City Council, and later served as Treasurer of Jackson County, Missouri. From 1875 to 1877, he served as State Treasurer of Missouri. Following his term as State Treasurer, he returned to Independence, where he workeed in the banking and grocery industries In 1892, he was elected to one term as Mayor of Independence. Ten years later, he became County Judge for the Eastern District of Jackson County.
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