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HENSLEY, Walter Lewis (1871-1946)

HENSLEY, WALTER LEWIS, a Representative from Missouri; born near Pevely, Jefferson County, Mo., September 3, 1871; attended the public schools and the law department of the University of Missouri at Columbia; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Wayne County, Mo.; moved to Bonne Terre, St. Francois County, Mo., and continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of St. Francois County 1898-1902; moved to Farmington, Mo., and practiced law; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1919); was not a candidate for renomination in 1918; United States district attorney from March 1919 until he resigned in May 1920; reengaged in the private practice of law in St. Louis, Mo., until 1936, when he retired and moved to near Pevely; died at his summer home in Ludington, Mich., July 18, 1946; interment in Sandy Baptist Cemetery, near Pevely, Mo.