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William V. Rinehart, Jr.

W. V. RINEHART, Jr. is a prominent and popular lawyer of Nome. He is the son of W. V. Rinehart, St., one of Seattle's most highly esteemed citizens. The subject of this sketch was born July 31, 1867, in Jefferson, Oregon. He was educated in Washington University and at Ann Arbor College, receiving the law degree from the latter institution in 1889. He took a post graduate course the following year and the Master's Degree was conferred upon him. When a student in the University of Washington he stood at the head of his rhetoric class, and at the graduation of his class was awarded a gold medal for oratory.

During his residence in Washington, Mr. Rine- hart was prominently identified with the National Guard, and was adjutant of the First Regiment. He received a medal for being the best drilled man in the regiment. He was Lieutenant of Co. G in the Spanish-American war.

After his graduation from Ann Arbor, Mr. Rinehart entered the law offices of Lewis, Gilmore & Stratton, of Seattle, and subsequently worked a year in the office of Judge Thos. Burke. Mayor Phelps appointed him to fill an unexpired term as municipal judge At the succeeding election he was the candidate of the Republican party for the office, and was defeated by only thirty-one votes, although the balance of the ticket was snowed under by more than a thousand majority.

Mr. Rinehart came to Nome in 1900, and has been identified with the country ever since. He is a Mason, and served a term as president of the Anvil Masonic Club. While in Seattle this year he received the Temple degree. He is also a prominent member of the Arctic Brotherhood. In 1890 he married Miss Martha A. Waltz, of Ann Arbor. Mr. Rinehart has been successful in Nome, and has a high standing in the community, both as a lawyer and as a citizen.  

Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by R. S. Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.




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