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William Vollie (Bill) ALEXANDER, Jr.

(1934- )

ALEXANDER, William Vollie (Bill), Jr., a Representative from Arkansas; born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., January 16, 1934; graduated from Osceola High School, Osceloa, Ark., 1951; attended University of Arkansas; B.A., Rhodes College, Memphis, Tenn., 1957; LL.B., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., 1960; United States Army, Adjutant General Corps, 1953-1955; legal research assistant to Federal Judge Marion Boyd, Memphis, Tenn., 1960-1961; associate, firm of Montedonico, Boone, Gilliland, Heiskell &Loch, 1961-1963; partner, firm of Swift &Alexander, Osceola, Ark., 1963; admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; commissioner, Arkansas Waterways Commission; secretary, Osceola Port Authority; member, American Academy of Political and Social Science; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; is a resident of Osceola, Ark.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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