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William Lee Springer (April 12, 1909 – September 20, 1992) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

William L. Springer
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 22nd district
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byRolla C. McMillen
Succeeded byGeorge E. Shipley
Personal details
Born(1909-04-12)April 12, 1909
Sullivan, Indiana
DiedSeptember 20, 1992(1992-09-20) (aged 83)
Champaign, Illinois
Political partyRepublican

Born in Sullivan, Indiana, Springer attended the public schools and Sullivan and Culver Military Academy at Culver, Indiana. DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, B.A., 1931. He graduated from the law school of the University of Illinois, LL.B., in 1935. He was admitted to the bar in 1935 and commenced the practice of law in 1936 in Champaign, Illinois. He was the state's attorney of Champaign County, Illinois from 1940 to 1942. He served in the United States Navy from March 1942 as an officer, with nineteen months' foreign duty, until discharged as a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve on September 22, 1945. He was a county judge in Champaign County from 1946 to 1950.

Springer was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1973). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress. He served as a member of the Federal Power Commission, May 1973 – December 1975. He served as a member of the Federal Election Commission from May 1976 to March 1979. He was a resident of Champaign, Illinois, until his death on September 20, 1992.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "William L. Springer (id: S000756)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Rolla C. McMillen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 22nd congressional district

1951-1973
Succeeded by
George E. Shipley