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Robert Charles Wickliffe, U. S. Representative from Louisiana

Male 1874 - 1912  (38 years)


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  1. 1.  Robert Charles Wickliffe, U. S. Representative from Louisiana was born on 1 May 1874 in Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky; died on 11 Jun 1912 in Washington, D.C.; was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky.

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    From the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (citation details below):

    WICKLIFFE, ROBERT CHARLES, (grandson of Charles Anderson Wickliffe and cousin of John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham), a Representative from Louisiana; born in Bardstown, Ky., May 1, 1874, while his parents were on a visit to relatives in that State; attended the public schools of St. Francisville, La.; was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1895 and from the law department of Tulane University, New Orleans, La., in 1897; was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in St. Francisville, La.; member of the State constitutional convention in 1898; enlisted as a private in Company E, First Regiment, Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War; was mustered out of the service in October 1898; returned to West Feliciana Parish; district attorney of the twenty-fourth judicial district of Louisiana 1902-1906; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, until June 11, 1912, when he was killed while crossing a railroad bridge in Washington, D.C.; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.