William Medcalf Kinsey

William Medcalf Kinsey ( born October 28, 1846 in Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, † June 20, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1889 and 1891 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Kinsey attended the Academy in Hopedale Ohio and Monmouth College in Illinois. Since 1863 he lived in Muscatine County, Iowa. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Iowa and his 1872 was admitted as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. In 1875 he moved his residence and his law firm to St. Louis in Missouri. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1888, Kinsey was the tenth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Martin L. Clardy on March 4, 1889. As he defeated Democrat Samuel Byrns in 1890, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1891. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Kinsey again practiced as a lawyer. Between 1904 and 1917 he was a judge in St. Louis. During the First World War, he served as head of the convening authority in Carondelet; then he continued his legal practice. William Kinsey died on June 20, 1931 in St. Louis, where he was also buried.