William F. Waldow

William Frederick Waldow (August 26, 1882 – April 16, 1930) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Buffalo, he attended the common schools, apprenticed as a plumber, and later engaged as a plumbing contractor. He was elected a member of the board of aldermen of Buffalo in 1912 and 1913 and was a member of the New York Republican State committee in 1916.

William F. Waldow
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 42nd district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919
Preceded byDaniel A. Driscoll
Succeeded byJames M. Mead
Personal details
Born(1882-08-26)August 26, 1882
Buffalo, New York
DiedApril 16, 1930(1930-04-16) (aged 47)
Snyder, New York
Political partyRepublican

Waldow was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress, holding office from March 4, 1917 to March 3, 1919. He was unsuccessful for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress and resumed former business pursuits. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920 and was sheriff of Erie County from 1921 to 1923. He died in Snyder (a suburb of Buffalo) in 1930; interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "William F. Waldow (id: W000039)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • William F. Waldow at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Daniel A. Driscoll
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 42nd congressional district

Succeeded by
James M. Mead