William P. Lambertson

William Purnell Lambertson (March 23, 1880 – October 26, 1957) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.

William P. Lambertson
William P. Lambertson (Kansas Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byDaniel Read Anthony Jr.
Succeeded byAlbert M. Cole
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
In office
Member of the Kansas Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1880-03-23)March 23, 1880
Fairview, Kansas
DiedOctober 26, 1957(1957-10-26) (aged 77)
Fairview, Kansas
Political partyRepublican

Born in Fairview, Kansas, Lambertson attended the public schools, Ottawa (Kansas) University, and the law school of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as a member of the State house of representatives 1909-1911 and 1919–1921, serving as speaker pro tempore in 1911 and as speaker in 1919. He served in the State senate 1913–1915. He served as chairman of Kansas State Efficiency and Economy Commission in 1917. He served as a member of Kansas State Board of Administration 1923–1925. He was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for governor in 1922 and for Congress in 1924 and 1926.

William P. Lambertson (right) during a joint unit in a sports gymnasium of the Capitol complex with members James M. Mead (left) from New York and Elmer Ryan from Minnesota.

Lambertson was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1945). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1944. He returned to his farm near Fairview, Kansas. He was defeated for the Republican nomination to Congress in 1946. He served as mayor of Fairview from April 1949 until he resigned in December 1952. He served as chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of Brown County, Kansas from 1953 to 1956. He died in Fairview, Kansas, October 26, 1957. He was interred in Sabetha Cemetery, Sabetha, Kansas.


  • United States Congress. "William P. Lambertson (id: L000037)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 1st congressional district

1929 - 1945
Succeeded by

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