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William Lee SPRINGER

(1909-1992)

SPRINGER, William Lee, a Representative from Illinois; born in Sullivan, Ind., April 12, 1909; attended the public schools of Sullivan and Culver Military Academy at Culver, Ind.; DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., B.A., 1931; law school of the University of Illinois, LL.B., 1935; was admitted to the bar in 1935 and commenced the practice of law in 1936 in Champaign, Ill.; State’s attorney of Champaign County, Ill., 1940-1942; served in the United States Navy from March 1942 as an officer, with nineteen months’ foreign duty, until discharged as a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve on September 22, 1945; county judge of Champaign County 1946-1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; member of the Federal Power Commission, May 1973-December 1975; member of the Federal Election Commission from May 1976 to March 1979; was a resident of Champaign, Ill., until his death on September 20, 1992.

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

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