William Marmaduke Kavanaugh

William Marmaduke Kavanaugh (* March 3, 1866 at Eutaw, Alabama, † February 21, 1915 in Little Rock, Arkansas ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He represented the state of Arkansas for a short time in the U.S. Senate.

Born in Alabama William Kavanaugh received his school education in Kentucky and made in 1885 graduated from the Kentucky Military Institute in Farmdale. Then he moved to Arkansas, where he worked as a newspaper reporter. Later he became editor and manager of appearing in Little Rock Arkansas Gazette. His first public office he served 1896-1900 as sheriff and tax collector in Pulaski County.

From 1900 to 1904 Kavanaugh then worked as a district judge and estate, before embarking on a career as a businessman. He was active in both the banking industry and in the tram building and in the gas supply. At the same time, he began to engage in politics and belonged from 1912 to 1915 the Democratic National Committee at.

After the death of U.S. Senator Jeff Davis on January 3, 1913 whose seat was three times re-staffed in no time. John Netherland Heiskell was provisionally appointed successor of 6 to January 30. On this day, then relieved him William Kavanaugh, who had won the by-election and Davis ' finished until March 3 permanent tenure. Since Davis had previously been elected for another term of the state Legislature also had this name a successor, with the vote this time fell to Joseph Taylor Robinson.

Kavanaugh retired to his little more than a month -long period in the Senate back from politics. He became director of the Lakes to Gulf Deep Waterways Association; since 1903, he also held the presidency of the Southern Association, a minor league baseball. A post he held until his death in February 1915.