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.