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Biography of Richard A. Ballinger


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Ballinger, Richard A. Lawyer, cabinet-officer. Born at Boonesboro, IA, July 9, 1858. Preparatory education at University of Kansas and Washburn College; graduated at Williams College 1884. Studied law, practiced in state of Washington. United States court commissioner, 1890-92; judge of Superior Court, Jefferson County, WA, 1894-97; mayor of Seattle, 1904-06; commissioner, General Land Office, 1907-09; Secretary of the Interior, 1909-11. Author: "Ballinger on Community Property," "Ballinger's Annotated Codes and Statutes of Washington." Died 1922.