William Patterson Borland

William Patterson Borland ( born October 14, 1867 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, † February 20, 1919 in Koblenz, Germany ) was an American politician. Between 1909 and 1919 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Borland attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his 1892 was admitted as a lawyer in Kansas City, he began to work in this profession. In his new home Borland was involved in the founding of the Kansas City School of Law whose dean, he was 1895-1909. In 1898, Borland was a member of a commission that redrew the municipal laws of Kansas City. At that time he also wrote several treatises on various legal topics.

Politically, Borland member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1908 he was in the fifth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Edgar C. Ellis on March 4, 1909. After four elections he was able to complete up to his death on February 20, 1919, almost five legislative sessions in Congress. In this time were, among others, the First World War and the ratification of the 16th and the 17th Amendment.

1918 William Borland has not been nominated by his party for re-election. The beginning on March 4, 1919 new legislature he but could not compete because of his death on February 20 of this year. He died during a trip on behalf of his Masonic lodge near Koblenz in today's Rhineland-Palatinate and was buried in Kansas City.