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William Adams DAWSON

(1903-1981)

DAWSON, William Adams, a Representative from Utah; born in Layton, Davis County, Utah, November 5, 1903; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Utah at Salt Lake City in 1926; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Salt Lake City; county attorney of Davis County 1926-1934; mayor of Layton 1935-1939; member of the State senate 1940-1944; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; elected to the Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; vice president of Zions First National Bank, 1959-1969; was a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, until his death on November 7, 1981; interment in Kaysville Cemetery, Kaysville, Utah.

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

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