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Richard Ely Bird
Birth: Nov. 4, 1878
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1955
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA

U.S. Congressman. Graduating from Wichita High School in 1898, he then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced to practice law in Wichita, Kansas. He served as judge of the district court of the eighteenth judicial district of Kansas, (1916-21). In 1921, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress, serving until 1923. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law and was the legal United States referee in bankruptcy at Wichita, Kansas, (1925-27). Relocating to California, in 1937, he lived in retirement until his death at age 76. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Nicholas Bird (1834 - 1899)
  Laura C. Bird (1851 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Gertrude Mae Bird (1883 - 1971)*
 
 Children:
  Richard Ely Bird (1909 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Grove Cemetery
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6635522
Richard Ely Bird
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Richard Ely Bird
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