William Neville

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William Neville
William Neville (Nebraska Congressman).jpg
from 1902's Around the capital with Uncle Hank
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 6th district
In office
December 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903
Preceded byWilliam Laury Greene
Succeeded byMoses Kinkaid
Personal details
Born(1843-12-29)December 29, 1843
Nashville, Illinois
DiedApril 5, 1909(1909-04-05) (aged 65)
Douglas, Arizona
Political partyPopulist

William Harriman Neville (December 29, 1843 – April 5, 1909) was an American Populist Party politician.


He was born in Nashville, Illinois, he moved with his parents to Chester, Illinois in 1851. Graduated from McKendree University and served as a sergeant in Company H of the 142nd regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1874, and set up practice in Chester.

He was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives in 1872, he moved to Nebraska in May 1874 and moved to North Platte, Nebraska in April 1877, continuing practicing law there. He ran for election to the Forty-ninth Congress and lost in 1884, he then became a judge of the thirteenth judicial district from 1891 to 1895. He was elected as a Populist to the 56th congress (1899) to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William L. Greene, was reelected to the 57th Congress, but did not stand for reelection to the 58th.

He moved to Douglas, Arizona in 1903 and resumed practicing law, he was elected a member of the Arizona territorial house of representatives in 1905. He died in Douglas, and was buried in North Platte Cemetery, North Platte.

He was the father of Nebraska Governor Keith Neville and a cousin to Bird Segle McGuire, a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma.


  1. "Neville, William". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved January 14, 2006.
  2. "Neville, William". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved January 14, 2006.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Laury Greene (P)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 6th congressional district

December 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903
Succeeded by
Moses Kinkaid (R)