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William W. Blackney

William Wallace Blackney (August 28, 1876 – March 14, 1963) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Blackney was born in Clio, Michigan, and attended the public schools there. He went to Olivet College, Olivet, Michigan, and Ferris School (now Ferris State University) in Big Rapids. He moved to Flint, in 1904 and served as county clerk of Genesee County 1905-1912. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan in 1912, was admitted to the bar the same year, and commenced practice in Flint.

He served as assistant prosecuting attorney of Genesee County 1913-1917, member of the Flint School Board 1924-1934, member of the Republican State central committee 1925-1930, and instructor in the General Motors Company technical night school for sixteen years. He was a delegate to the 1932 Republican National Convention.

In 1934, Blackney defeated incumbent Claude E. Cady to be elected as a Republican from Michigan's 6th congressional district to the U.S. House for the 74th Congress, serving from January 3, 1935 to January 3, 1937. He lost to Democrat [[Andrew J.

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