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William Reynolds ARCHER, Jr.

(1928- )

ARCHER, William Reynolds, Jr., a Representative from Texas; born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., March 22, 1928; attended private schools in Houston and Rice University, 1945-1946; B.B.A. and LL.B., University of Texas, Austin, 1946-1951; admitted to the Texas Bar in 1951 and commenced practice in Houston; served in the United States Air Force, captain, during Korean Conflict, 1951-1953; president, Uncle Johnny Mills, Inc., 1953-1961; councilman and mayor pro tem, city of Hunters Creek Village, Tex., 1955-1962; director, Heights State Bank, 1967-1970; member, Texas house of representatives, 1967-1970; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 2001); chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (One Hundred Fourth through One Hundred Sixth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Seventh Congress.

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

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