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William Webb Venable
Birth: Sep. 25, 1880
Clinton
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1948
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

US Congressman. He graduated from Mississippi College, the University of Mississippi and Cumberland University's law department. He became an attorney in Meridian and served as Lauderdale County's District Attorney from 1910 to 1915. From 1915 to 1916 Venable was a District Court Judge. In 1915 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democrat, filling the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel A. Witherspoon. He was reelected twice and served from 1916 to 1921. After running unsuccessfully for reelection in 1920 he practiced law in Clarksdale and served as President of the Mississippi Bar Association. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Abram Venable (1849 - 1933)
  Frances Webb Venable (1855 - 1940)
 
 Spouse:
  Gowdyloch Saffold Johnston Venable (1891 - 1965)
 
 Siblings:
  Marian DeLamar Venable (1878 - 1938)*
  William Webb Venable (1880 - 1948)
  Robert Abram Venable (1891 - 1958)*
  Adelle Venable Soule' (1894 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Meridian
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Oct 15, 2006
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William Webb Venable
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