William F. Kirby

William Fosgate Kirby ( * November 16, 1867 in Texarkana, Arkansas; † July 26, 1934 in Little Rock, Arkansas ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the state of Arkansas in the U.S. Senate.

William Kirby first attended the public schools until he began law studies at the School of Law at the Cumberland University. There he made his degree in 1885, after which he was admitted in the same year to the bar and began to practice in his hometown of Texarkana.

1893 Kirby's political career began when he entered the House of Representatives from Arkansas, where he graduated in 1897 a further term. From 1899 to 1901 he sat in the state Senate. In 1904 he wrote a legal textbook entitled Kirby 's Digest of the Statutes of Arkansas. After moving to the state capital of Little Rock from 1907 to 1909, he served as Attorney General of Arkansas; 1910-1916 he was then Deputy Judge at the State Supreme Court.

He put this resign after he was elected to succeed the late U.S. Senator James Paul Clarke, and moved into the Congress on November 8, 1916. In the Senate, Kirby stood before the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture and was also a member of the Patent Committee. In 1920 he was not re- established by the Democrats as a candidate, so he resigned from the Senate on March 3, 1921; In 1932, he competed once again unsuccessfully for the nomination of his party. Kirby took his legal career again and belonged from 1926 back to the Supreme Court of Arkansas, where he remained until his death in 1934.