William Henry STEVENSON, Congress, WI (1891-1978)


STEVENSON, William Henry, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Kenosha, Wis., September 23, 1891; moved to La Crosse, Wis., with his parents in 1894; attended the grade and high schools; was graduated from Teachers College, La Crosse, Wis., in 1912; taught in the high schools of Holmen, Neillsville, and Madison, Wis., 1912-1916; was graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1919 and from its law department in 1920; was admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Richland Center, Wis.; appointed circuit court commissioner and divorce counsel of Richland County in 1922 and served until 1924; district attorney of Richland County 1924-1926; moved to La Crosse, Wis., in 1930 and continued the practice of his profession; served as district attorney of La Crosse County, Wis., 1935-1941; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1949); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; admitted to practice before United States Supreme Court in 1946; resumed the practice of law; resided in Onalaska, Wis., until his death in La Crosse, Wis., March 19, 1978; cremated; ashes interred in Onalaska Cemetery.

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