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William Edgar Hull (January 13, 1866 – May 30, 1942) was an American businessman and politician. He served as U.S. Representative from Illinois for five terms.

William E. Hull
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byClifford C. Ireland
Succeeded byEverett Dirksen
Personal details
Born(1866-01-13)January 13, 1866
Lewistown, Illinois
DiedMay 30, 1942(1942-05-30) (aged 76)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political partyRepublican

Born in Lewistown, Illinois, Hull attended the common schools, Lewistown High School, and Illinois College at Jacksonville, Illinois. Before running for office, Hull was president of the Manito Chemical Co. and served as Postmaster of Peoria, Illinois from 1898 to 1906. He served as a member of the board of directors of the Illinois Highway Improvement Association.

Hull was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1916 and 1920. Hull was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932.

After politics, Hull resumed his former pursuits in Peoria, Illinois. He died in a hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 30, 1942, while on a visit. Hull is interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown, Illinois.


  • United States Congress. "William E. Hull (id: H000946)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • William E. Hull at Find a Grave
  • William Edgar Hull at The Political Graveyard

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clifford C. Ireland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Everett Dirksen