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William Henry STAFFORD

(1869-1957)

STAFFORD, William Henry, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Milwaukee, Wis., October 12, 1869; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Harvard University Law School in 1893; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Milwaukee, Wis.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910; resumed the practice of his profession in Milwaukee, Wis.; elected to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; elected to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress and for election in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress; elected to the Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932 and for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1938; resumed the practice of law; died in Milwaukee, Wis., April 22, 1957; interment in Forest Home Cemetery.

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

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