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Lawyers and Poetry

William Henry Koontz


Obituary, The Atlanta Constitution, July 6, 1911, p. 4: "General Henry Koontz Dead. Somerset, Ky., July 5—General Henry W. Koontz, lawyer-poet and former congressman, died at midnight at his home here in his eighty-seventh year."

We suspect that the Somerset, Kentucky dateline location for Koontz's death is inaccurate. William Henry Koonz was a lawyer in Somerset, Pennsylvania, and was a member of Congress. By our collection, Koonz would have been 81, not 87 in the year of his birth.

William Henry Koontz
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress