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Walter Russell Stiness

Born: Mar 13, 1854

Death: Mar 17, 1924

Birthplace: Smithfield

Nationality: United States

Walter Russell Stiness

Date of Birth : Mar 13, 1854
Date of Death : Mar 17, 1924
Birth Place : Smithfield

Walter Russell Stiness was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island. Born in Smithfield, Rhode Island, Stiness attended the public schools and was a student at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1873 and 1874. He served in the city council in 1875. He was graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1877. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Providence, Rhode Island. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1878-1881. He served as clerk of the justice court of Providence 1879-1885. He served as aide-de-camp on the staff of Gov. Augustus O. Bourn 1883-1885. State railroad commissioner 1888-1891. He served as assistant judge advocate general of Rhode Island 1888-1898. He served as judge advocate general 1898-1913. He served as member of the State senate 1904-1909. He served as chairman of the commission to revise the statutes of Rhode Island in 1909. United States attorney for the district of Rhode Island 1911-1914. Stiness was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1922.

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