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William Edgar HULL

(1866-1942)

HULL, William Edgar, a Representative from Illinois; born in Lewistown, Fulton County, Ill., January 13, 1866; attended the common schools, Lewistown High School, and Illinois College at Jacksonville, Ill.; president of the Manito Chemical Co.; postmaster of Peoria, Ill., 1898-1906; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1916 and 1920; member of the board of directors of the Illinois Highway Improvement Association; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; resumed his former pursuits in Peoria, Ill.; died in a hospital in Toronto, Canada, May 30, 1942, while on a visit; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown, Ill.

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

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