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William Patterson Borland

William Patterson Borland.

William Patterson Borland (October 14, 1867 – February 20, 1919) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, Borland attended public school. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan in 1892. He was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Kansas City, Missouri the same year. He assisted in the organization of the Kansas City School of Law and served as dean from 1895 through 1909. Borland served as member of the board of freeholders directed to draft a charter for Kansas City in 1898. He also engaged as an author on law subjects.

Borland was elected as a Democrat to the sixty-first and four succeeding Congresses, and served from March 4, 1909 until his death. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress. He died near Koblenz, Germany, while on a Masonic mission abroad, on February 20, 1919. He was interred in Elmwood Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "William Patterson Borland (id: B000643)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • William P. Borland, late a representative from Missouri, Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate frontispiece 1920
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edgar C. Ellis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1909 - February 20, 1919
Succeeded by
William T. Bland