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William Adams Dawson (November 5, 1903 – November 7, 1981) was a U.S. Representative from Utah.

William A. Dawson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Preceded byJ. W. Robinson
Succeeded byReva B. Bosone
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1959
Preceded byReva B. Bosone
Succeeded byDavid S. King
Member of the Utah Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1903-11-05)November 5, 1903
Layton, Utah
DiedNovember 7, 1981(1981-11-07) (aged 78)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Utah

Born in Layton, Utah, Dawson attended the public schools. He graduated from the law department of the University of Utah in 1926. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Salt Lake City. County attorney of Davis County 1926-1934. He served as mayor of Layton 1935-1939. He served as member of the State senate 1940-1944.

Dawson was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress.

Dawson was elected to the Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1959). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress. He served as vice president of Zions First National Bank from 1959 to 1969. He was a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, until his death on November 7, 1981. He was interred in Kaysville Cemetery, Kaysville, Utah.


  • United States Congress. "William A. Dawson (id: D000155)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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