Description

Black and white sketch of William F. Kirby, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

Senator and supreme court judge

Wm. F. Kirby was born 1867 in Miller County… Attended Cumberland University where he and his father were members of the same graduating class-1885..

Member of the legislature 1893 and 1897.. Elected to state senate and served in sessions of 1899 and 1901.. Author of Kirby's Digest of Arkansas Laws... Elected attorney- general 1906.. Elected to supreme court bench 1910 and served until elected to the U.S. Senate six years later, succeeding James P. Clarke...

Wm. F. Kirby

In the senate he vigorously opposed U.S. entry into the World War.. Later he was a member of military affairs committee.. Wrote a review of the World War.. Defeated for senate nomination by T.H. Caraway 1920.. Practiced law until 1926 when he was elected member of supreme court.. Died July 26, 1934.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 41

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

William F. Kirby, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

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Disciplines

United States History

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