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William L. Douglas
Birth: Aug. 22, 1845
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1924
Brockton
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Governor of Massachusetts. During the Civil War, he served in the Union 58th Regiment and was wounded in the Battle of Cold Harbor. In peacetime he established the W.L. Douglas Shoe Company, which grew into 70 retail stores across the country. He entered politics in 1884, serving as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, was a member of the Massachusetts State Senate in 1887 and was elected Mayor of Brockton, in 1890. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884, 1892, 1896 and 1904. In November 1904, he was elected the 42nd Governor of Massachusetts and served until he retired in 1906. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Naomi Augusta Terry Douglas (1848 - 1911)*
  Alice Dewhurst Keniston Douglas (1863 - 1933)*
 
 Children:
  Alice Augusta Douglas Tinkham (1869 - 1895)*
  Amy Reynolds Douglas Richmond (1874 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Melrose Cemetery
Brockton
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 42.09181, -71.06678
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Oct 26, 2007
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