Oldfield, William Allan

Oldfield, William Allan

(1874–1928) U.S. representative; born in Franklin, Ark. A Spanish-American War veteran and lawyer (1900–09), in congress (Dem., Ark.; 1909–28), he chaired the Committee on Patents and became minority whip.
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