69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
VAILE, William Newell (1876-1927)

VAILE, WILLIAM NEWELL, a Representative from Colorado; born in Kokomo, Howard County, Ind., June 22, 1876; moved with his parents to Denver, Colo., in 1881; attended the public schools and was graduated from Yale University in 1898; during the Spanish-American War served as a private in the First Regiment of the Connecticut Volunteer Field Artillery from May 19, 1898, to October 25, 1898; studied law at the University of Colorado and Harvard Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced the practice of law in Denver, Colo.; served on the Mexican border from June 28 to December 1, 1916, as a second lieutenant in the First Separate Battalion, National Guard of Colorado; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1919, until his death in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo., on July 2, 1927; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Sixty-eighth Congress); interment in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.

Colorado Historical Society
Denver, CO
Papers: 1919-1922, 1 cubic foot.
The collection documents the life and career of William N. Vaile.


Denver Public Library
Western History and Genealogy
Denver, CO
Papers: 1889-1915, 6 linear feet.
The papers of William N. Vaile contain personal and business correspondence relating to the Wolcott and Vaile Law Firm, mining litigation, real estate, irrigation disputes, land claims, and Vaile's activities in the Republican Party.

  • United States. 70th Congress, 2d session, 1928-1929. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of William N. Vaile, late a Representative from Colorado. Seventieth Congress, second session. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Off., 1929.
  • Vaile, William Newell. The mystery of the Golconda. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925.