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William Henry McMASTER

(1877-1968)
Senate Years of Service:
1925-1931
Party:
Republican

McMASTER, William Henry, a Senator from South Dakota; born in Ticonic, Monona County, Iowa, May 10, 1877; attended the public schools at Sioux City, Iowa; graduated from Beloit (Wis.) College in 1899; moved to Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak., in 1901 and engaged in banking; member, State house of representatives 1911-1912; member, State senate 1913-1916; lieutenant governor of South Dakota 1917-1920, Governor 1921-1924; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1925, to March 3, 1931; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930; moved to Dixon, Ill., in 1933 and engaged in banking until his death there on September 14, 1968; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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