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Raymond Eugene WILLIS

(1875-1956)
Senate Years of Service:
1941-1947
Party:
Republican

WILLIS, Raymond Eugene, a Senator from Indiana; born in Waterloo, De Kalb County, Ind., August 11, 1875; attended the public schools and graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1896; learned the printer’s trade in Waterloo, Ind.; moved to Angola, Ind., and engaged in the newspaper publishing business in 1898; postmaster of Angola 1910-1914; during the First World War served as chairman of Steuben County Council of Defense 1917-1918; member, State house of representatives 1919-1921; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1938; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1940, and served from January 3, 1941, to January 3, 1947; was not a candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed the publishing business as president of the Steuben Printing Co.; trustee of Tri-State College at Angola; died in Angola, Ind., March 21, 1956; interment in Circle Hill Cemetery.

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

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