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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Kenyon, William Squire

KENYON, WILLIAM SQUIRE, United States Senator from Iowa, born in Elyria, Ohio, in 1869. He was educated at Iowa College and studied law at the State University of Iowa. He was prosecuting attorney for five years and for two years was district judge of the eleventh judicial district. From 1910 to 1911 he was assistant to the Attorney-General of the United States. He was elected Senator in 1911. He was re-elected in 1913 and in 1918. Senator Kenyon was identified with the Liberal wing of the Republican Party and was active in the passage of liberal and progressive measures. He was chairman of the Senate Committee appointed to investigate coal strikes in 1919 and was also chairman of the committee to investigate campaign expenses in 1920.