GUNTER, William Dawson, Jr. (Bill), Congress, FL (1934)


GUNTER, William Dawson, Jr. (Bill), a Representative from Florida; born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., July 16, 1934; attended public schools, Live Oak, Fla.; B.S.A., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1956; attended University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 1957; United States Army, 1957-1958; teacher; businessman; agriculturist; national president, Future Farmers of America; member of the Florida senate,1966-1972; Florida insurance commissioner, treasurer, and fire marshal, 1976-1988; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for reelection but was unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1974; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in 1980; is a resident of Tallahassee, Fla.

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