William Sterling COLE, Congress, NY (1904-1987)


COLE, William Sterling, a Representative from New York; born in Painted Post, Steuben County, N.Y., April 18, 1904; attended the public schools; A.B., Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., 1925; Albany Law School of Union University, Schenectady, N.Y., LL.B., 1929; teacher in the public schools, Corning Free Academy, Corning, N.Y., in 1925 and 1926; was admitted to the New York Bar in 1929 and commenced practice in Bath, N.Y., in 1930; employed with investment firm, Albany, N.Y., 1929-1930; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fourth Congress; reelected to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his resignation December 1, 1957, to become Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, 1957-1961; chairman, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy (Eighty-third Congress); resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; was a resident of Arlington, Va., until his death in Washington, D.C., March 15, 1987; interment in Bath, N.Y.

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