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William Nicolas BALTZ

(1860-1943)

BALTZ, William Nicolas, a Representative from Illinois; born in Millstadt, St. Clair County, Ill., February 5, 1860; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits, milling, and banking; member of the Millstadt Board of Education and served as president 1892-1917; member of the St. Clair County Board of Supervisors 1897-1913, serving as presiding officer from 1908 to 1911; member of the Democratic county central committee 1905-1913; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; mayor of Millstadt six years; resumed agricultural and industrial pursuits at Millstadt, Ill., until his death there August 22, 1943; interment in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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