William Watson McINTIRE, Congress, MD (1850-1912)


McINTIRE, William Watson, a Representative from Maryland; born in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., June 30, 1850; moved with his parents to Washington County, Md.; attended public and private schools; learned the trade of machinist; moved in July 1872 to Baltimore; received an appointment in the United States Railway Mail Service in 1874; remained in this service until 1885, when he resigned; attended Hagerstown (Md.) Academy; was graduated from the law department of the University of Maryland at Baltimore and was admitted to the bar in Baltimore, Md.; elected as a Republican to the city council of Baltimore in 1887 and 1888; in the campaign of 1895 was treasurer of the Maryland Republican State and city committees; general agent of the United States Life Insurance Co. 1905-1912; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; member of Baltimore Sewerage Commission in 1911 and 1912; died on a boat in the Middle River, in Baltimore County, Md., March 30, 1912; interment in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present