William R. Warnock

William Robert Warnock ( born August 29, 1838 in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio; † July 30, 1918 ) was an American politician. Between 1901 and 1905 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Warnock attended the common schools and then worked as a teacher in Urbana from 1856. Subsequently, he studied until 1861 at the Ohio Wesleyan University. During the Civil War he served between 21 July 1862 to 14 August 1865 in various units in the army of the Union. He reached the rank of major and later a brevet lieutenant colonel. Between April and August 1865, he was Chief of Staff of Union troops in the military district of Mississippi. After the continuation of a 1862 began law studies and his 1866 was admitted as a lawyer Warnock began to work in Urbana in this profession. Between 1868 and 1872 he worked as a prosecutor. From 1870 to 1876 he was also a member of the school supervisory Commission in Champaign County. For 25 years he was curator of the Ohio Wesleyan University. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. In 1876 and 1877 he sat in the Senate of Ohio. From 1879 to 1889 he was Judge of Appeal in the second judicial district of his state. He was also president of the National Bank of Urbana.

In the congressional elections of 1900, Warnock was in the eighth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Archibald Lybrand on March 4, 1901. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1905 two legislative sessions. Since 1903 he was chairman of the Committee to control expenditure of the War Department. In 1904 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives William Warnock again practiced as a lawyer. From 1906 to 1910 he served as United States Pension Agent in Columbus for the federal pension authority. In the years 1913 and 1914, he was district commander for the Ohio veterans' organization Grand Army of the Republic. He died on July 30, 1918 in Urbana, where he was also buried.