Arkansas History Commission
KAVANAUGH, William Marmaduke (1866-1915)

KAVANAUGH, WILLIAM MARMADUKE, a Senator from Arkansas; born near Eutaw, Green County, Ala., March 3, 1866; attended the common schools in Kentucky; graduated from the Kentucky Military Institute at Farmdale, Ky., in 1885; moved to Arkansas and settled in Little Rock; engaged in newspaper work, first as a reporter and subsequently became editor and manager of the Arkansas Gazette; sheriff and tax collector of Pulaski County 1896-1900; county and probate judge 1900-1904; engaged in banking, street railway, and gas supply interests; member, Democratic National Committee 1912-1915; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jeff Davis and served from January 29 until March 3, 1913; director of the Lakes to Gulf Deep Waterways Association; died in Little Rock, Ark., February 21, 1915; interment in Oakland Cemetery.